Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot voiced her frustration on Sept. 4 that Texas has begun busing illegal immigrants to her city.
Fifty immigrants, mostly part of families, arrived by bus in Chicago on Sept. 4 from Texas. More than 95 immigrants had arrived in the city on buses days earlier.
Lightfoot, a Democrat, said that officials are working with nonprofits to “provide a real welcome” to the immigrants but is frustrated by what she described as a lack of coordination. She claimed that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, is “manufacturing a human crisis.”
“My frustration comes from the actions of the governor of Texas,” she said at a briefing. “There could be a level of coordination and cooperation, but he chooses to do none of those things, and instead tries to send human beings—not cargo, not freight—but human beings across the country to an uncertain destination….


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