War of Words Continues Over Immigration

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Attorney General Merrick Garland listens to a presentation with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., center, and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, while visiting the Chicago Police Department Strategic Decision Support Center in Chicago, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Garland announced an initiative to reduce gun violence with five cross-jurisdictional strike forces by disrupting illegal firearms trafficking in key regions across the United States. (Samuel Corum/Pool via AP)
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The war of words between Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott continues as the Lone Star State continues to bus immigrants who have come into the country illegally to Chicago, New York City, and Washington, DC. Gov. Abbott says border towns in Texas have been overburdened because of current immigration policies.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the latest group arrived last weekend. Mayor Lightfoot says she’s ready to welcome immigrants but also wants to make sure they recieve help from the federal government.

“Not just to Chicago, but in all the cities and states that are welcoming cities and states to make sure that we’ve got the resources that we need,” Lighfoot said.

“But I think the level of understanding and collaboration is quite good. I’d love to have a conversation with Governor Abbott. I’d have a long list of things on my agenda, but I’ve been speaking obviously to him publicly about let’s just treat each other with respect.”


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