Chicago Impounded Texas' Migrant Buses - So Abbott Started Using Planes, Instead

Brittany M. Hughes | December 21, 2023
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If at first you don’t succeed, just change your method of transportation and give it another whirl.

That’s what Texas is now doing after Chicago impounded the buses that Republican Gov. Greg Abbott had been using to ferry illegal aliens from the Texas border to the Windy City to give them a taste of the border crisis they’ve been begging for. Unable to stop the flow and overwhelmed by the migrant surge, the so-called “sanctuary city” began confiscating the vehicles and refused to let them head back down to the Lone Star State.

So Abbott started flying illegal aliens in, instead.

Texas flew more than 120 migrants from El Paso on an afternoon flight Tuesday, all of whom signed voluntary waivers to be transported to Chicago, Abbott’s office said. They’ll be added to the more than 23,000 migrants Texas has already sent to Chicago. (To remind, border agents are now apprehending as many as 12,000 illegal aliens per day at the Southwest U.S. border, meaning that one 48-hour weekend sees as many illegal aliens flowing into Texas and Arizona as Chicago’s dealt with all year.) More than 120,000 illegal aliens have also flooded into New York City since 2022, many of them sent directly from Texas border towns.

Related: NYC Mayor: ‘Real Changes In Washington’ Needed To Stem Flow Of Migrants

If Chicago doesn’t like Texas flying migrants into their city, they should take it up with the Biden Administration, which seems to have no problem flying illegal aliens all over the nation, Abbott’s office pointed out.

"Because Mayor Johnson is failing to live up to his city's 'Welcoming City' ordinance by targeting migrant buses from Texas, we are expanding our operation to include flights to Chicago, like the Biden Administration has been doing across the country," Abbott’s spokesman Andrew Mahaleris  said in a statement this week.

I could be wrong, but I’ll bet it’s gonna be a little bit tougher to impound a commercial plane.

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