TOWN HALL – Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) made a big show of welcoming migrants who wanted to reach the city in buses provided by the state of Texas, but new reporting revealed some of the migrants were sent to stay outside city limits.
WGN reported migrants, who illegally crossed the southern border and then released by Border Patrol, were sent to the village of Burr Ridge, which is located in Cook and DuPage Counties.
On top of sending migrants to the portion of Burr Ridge that is in DuPage County, the mayor says they did not receive advanced notice. Lightfoot had criticized Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) for not better coordinating with the city on the buses’ arrival.
Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso told WGN:
“I am concerned neither the village administrator nor I were told about this. We want to know: Why Burr Ridge?”
Another busload of 75 people arrived to Chicago on Wednesday.
Washington, D.C. Councilmember Brianne Nadeau (D) complained during a press conference on Thursday Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) busing people to the nation’s capital has turned it into a border town …
WHY THEY COME
The site chiefhealthcareexecutive.com makes it very clear what the draw is for thousands of immigrants illegally entering America:
“President Joe Biden’s administration has published a new rule designed to ensure that noncitizens can access healthcare services without harmful immigration consequences.
“The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday it will not penalize noncitizens who try to utilize health-related benefits, including most Medicaid benefits and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
“Advocates for the rights of immigrants cheered the move, and federal healthcare leaders said the policy makes sense to protect public health more broadly.”
– Chief Healthcare Executive, September 9, 2022