“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” (Plaque in the Statue of Liberty/Poem “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus)
“Chicago’s response to a growing immigrant crisis has turned police stations into makeshift shelters where asylum seekers have been provided with expired meal rations and where infections and infestations are a common problem.” (Sun-Times)
Chicago is facing a humanitarian crisis over the forced influx of legal immigrants from the southern border. Texas Reich Governor Greg Abbott made it clear he will send more legal immigrants our way.
Many are now living in police stations for days until accommodations can be found. The Chicago Police Department is not equipped or trained to care for these people. Police officers are providing food for them, along with diapers and wipes for their babies.
No one is doing anything about it except flapping their soup coolers or remaining silent. Mayor Lightfoot complains, begs for more money, and writes love letters to Texas Governor Abbott, begging him to stop. Governor Pritzker has no solution. The U.S. Congresspeople who represent Chicago are mute, as are the two Senators. The White House is silent. Where is the Department of Justice? Nowhere to be found.
The question is why are all these people and institutions afraid of nonsensical babbling racist hate spewing fascist cowboy governor? Why didn’t anyone use his own hateful rhetoric to get a court order to stop his human trafficking/kidnapping of immigrants shipping them across the country? Why didn’t the mayor have buses and planes that brought immigrants here impounded? Where are the fat man, Ross Cascio, and the Lincoln Park Pirates when we need them?
The federal government stopped Abbott from building portions of his border wall because of environmental concerns. Evidently, environmental concerns trump human rights.
Greg Abbott and his minions should pay a massive penalty, price, or even prison for trafficking/kidnapping humans across the country for no purpose other than a racist political stunt. This grossly violates civil and human rights. It is a state incursion of federal authority over immigration.
It appears the city, state, and federal governments are doing what our governments do best, not one damn thing. In the meantime, Governor Greg Abbott gets a free pass. He is just like Putin and Hitler. Relocating people just because he can get away with it.
Abbott is laughing at us and thumbing his nose. He is reveling and wallowing in his Nazism. It is hoped Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson is smarter than Lightfoot and will immediately go to federal court to get a stay to stop the Fuhrer Abbot from trafficking/kidnapping legal aliens.
We should commend our Chicago Police Officers for the compassion they are showing the immigrants by feeding them and providing for other needs. This is another example of the police taking care of vulnerable people, even though this type of service is not in their wheelhouse. It is a good bet there will be future training for handling situations like these in the future.