Sanctuary City Chicago Expects Higher Pace Of Illegal Aliens

The Democratic Party governor and mayor seem a bit upset over getting what they said they support

Chicago expecting even higher pace of migrant arrivals as mayor, governor press White House for more help

With the number of migrant-filled buses arriving in Chicago set to hit unprecedented levels this week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Brandon Johnson have ramped up pressure on President Joe Biden to do more to help local officials cope with the burgeoning humanitarian crisis.

During a call Sunday with Biden’s chief of staff, Jeff Zients, senior adviser Tom Perez and Department of Homeland Security officials, the mayor and governor underscored how the accelerating rate of asylum-seekers will spell a new era for Chicago’s migrant situation, according to sources briefed on the conversation. The total number of arrivals since the first bus from Texas arrived in August 2022 is expected to jump from 15,000 as of last week to 20,000 this week, the sources said.

That total could nearly double within three weeks. The projection is based on information from people along the southern border that indicates 20 to 25 additional buses a day will be arriving in Chicago, at least five days a week, each with about 50 migrants aboard. That means about 1,000 to 1,250 new arrivals daily.

Following up on the weekend call, Pritzker on Monday sent a letter to Biden knocking the federal response to the crisis and pleading for more support. The criticism of the White House came after the governor himself faced heat from some progressive Chicago aldermen over the level of state assistance in caring for the asylum-seekers, who mostly hail from Venezuela and other Latin American countries.

“Today, Illinois stands mostly unsupported against this enormous strain on our state resources,” Pritzker wrote to Biden.

Where was Pritzker while border states were over-run? Where was he when the reports of tens of thousands of illegals streaming towards the U.S. were published? Right, he was supporting illegal immigration. Back when he was signing legislation to give illegals driver’s licenses and

Before a standing room of hundreds of immigrant rights supporters, politicians and university leaders at a bill-signing ceremony at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation that would make sure, “Illinois is and always will be a welcoming state.”

Standing at a podium alongside UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis and other leaders behind the bills, Pritzker said the bills signed into law would stand in stark contrast to current federal policies.

“Let the word go out from today that the State of Illinois stands as a firewall against Donald Trump’s attacks on our immigrant communities,” said Pritzker. “In the face of attempts to stoke fear, force division and force families into the shadows we’re taking action.”

The bills made illegals eligible for college grants and loans and prohibits law enforcement from working with ICE. Why’s he so upset now?

“As the numbers being transported to Chicago are accelerating, the humanitarian crisis is overwhelming our ability to provide aid to the refugee population,” Pritzker wrote. “Unfortunately, the welcome and aid Illinois has been providing to these asylum-seekers has not been matched with support by the federal government. Most critically, the federal government’s lack of intervention and coordination at the border has created an untenable situation for Illinois.”

So, more money and doing something at the border? What does he want done at the border?

The three-page letter calls for the White House to appoint a single person to lead the migrant relief effort on the federal level.

Um, did Pritzker miss that Biden made Kamala Harris the border czar?

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One Response to “Sanctuary City Chicago Expects Higher Pace Of Illegal Aliens”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    It is no longer a policy discussion or a criticism of Democratic party policy that created this problem. It is all just about using the federal treasury to fund Democratic party controlled cities.

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