CHICAGO—Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted Texas Governor Greg Abbott for bussing illegal immigrants to Chicago, which openly welcomes them.
“How dare you send illegals to my city that openly welcomes them!” Lightfoot said in a press conference following the incident.
Lightfoot called Abbott and Arizona’s Governor Doug Ducey “racists” for turning away refugees before abruptly turning away the busload of immigrants herself.
“Let me be clear. We openly welcome all refugees and undocumented immigrants to our country,” Lightfoot said, “but we don’t really want them here in our city. That’s just asinine!”
Many people believed that the plan would be a win-win. It seems that the immigrants didn’t want to stay where they came from and everyone in Chicago welcomes them.
But it’s clearly racist.
“We don’t want all the undocumented immigrants to flood our city. That would be an invasion,” Lightfoot continued. “We want the undocumented immigrants to stay in Texas.”