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Governor announces disaster, calls up watch over

Gov. JB Pritzker signs disaster statement to protect resources. for asylum seekers arrived in Illinois by bus from Texas and sent 75 members of the National Guard to assist with logistics of accepting migrants announced Wednesday.

Speaking at news conference, Pritzker again criticized his colleague from Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott, for inability to coordinate or communicate with Illinois and Chicago officials derided his actions as a “stunt”.

“Here I will not skimp on words: Governor of Texas makes on New York and (Washington), DC, Chicago and potentially other locations last the smallest and most complex process that is heartless display of politics over people”, Pritzker said. “Why not give reasonable notice? Why send these people only to blue cities or blue states? Why doesn’t Abbott send refugees to Mississippi, Oklahoma or Idaho? This is about politics for his.”

Pritzker said that migrants in country legally as asylum seekers and that many for months to reach the US border escape oppression and persecution. But upon arrival, Pritzker said, they were herded into buses and thrown out. in “dead of night” at Union Station in Chicago.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot described the situation as a “manufactured ambush crisis” and accused the Abbott administration of of tricking migrants into getting on buses.

“Honestly, I believe that they were misled, and the only option for them that they were represented by people in Texas is a free bus ride because they don’t provide any other service. optionLightfoot said. “It again an organized plan to create chaos in Democrat controlled cities. Make no mistake about it.”

Lightfoot said that from August 31, when first busy bus of asylum seekers arrived, about 500 migrants arrived in Chicago. She expects that number to grow.

Pritzker said he would look for everyone available federal aid, while Lightfoot offered federal aid should be redirected from Texas to other places that welcome migrants.

“Any dollar it goes to the state of Texas…everyone one of these dollars should be redirected to the cities like Chicago, New York and Washington DC,” Lightfoot said. “We should not and taxpayer dollars should not used for payment for of such kind of cruel, inhuman treatment on part of somebody who sinking to the bottom for political trick. This money need reprogram and come to us”.

Meanwhile, Pritzker said the Illinois attorney general and Chicago city lawyers, among other agencies, are investigating whether there are “criminal duty” for Abbot’s actions.

“We are still studying and interviewing people. who came to Illinois and listened to their stories about whether they voluntarily received on these buses, knew where they were going, got informationPritzker said, emphasizing the word willingly.

He added that although it appeared that the migrants had signed a waiver before boarding the buses, they may not have understood what they were doing and that the paperwork was not “proper way” for Abbott administrations release themselves from liability.

Soon after news conference started, Abbott tweeted a segment of a recent Fox News interview he gave in which he said he “just help out our local communities who located on boundaries.”

Abbot swore to the waves of asylum seekers will continue to arrive in cities like Chicago.

“Sanctuary city mayors complain they are overwhelmed by dozens of incoming migrants on buses from Texas,” Abbott wrote. “It’s a fraction of what’s next for texas on daily. We will continue to (carry) migrants until Biden secures the border.”

Local authorities reported that the 11th bus from Texas arrived on Tuesday evening. Before, more than 100 people in two buses arrived from Texas at Union Station in Chicago on Friday.

Some members of in group said they were from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. Most fell for a couple of The CTA buses that were waiting for their arrival while several others were waiting at Union Station for other premises.

Friday group was at least fourth round of migrants seeking asylum in in past two weeks before arrive from Texas, part of Abbott practice bus migrants who arrive on the Texas-Mexico border to northern cities including New York and Washington, D.C.

Chicago Public Schools said in Wednesday’s announcement that he doesn’t know of inflow of new students who left the groups of migrants by bus from Texas, but the area is ready for them if they register.

“We are well equipped and strives to serve everyone new student including those students who arrived in recent weeks with their families are from Central and South America. CPS enrolls Afghan and Ukrainian refugees in in past year and installed systems in place welcome anyone family”KP said. in his statement.

first group of migrants sent from Texas arrive at Union Station on August 31 in two buses from about 75 people asking for asylum. Another bus of migrants arrived in Chicago over in holiday weekend with more than 50 people looking for for new Start. As well as more over 150 asylum seekers arrived in three more buses before last a week.

A lot of of in people who get off buses from Texas carry the same clear plastic bags with documents and small private items.

Lightfoot office Friday said group was taken on CTA buses to religious organization for next steps. city took the previous groups to take cover on the Salvation Army Shield of Hope and even sent some to the suburbs for temporary housing, for which the city received some backlash.

city of The countryside said in announcement on monday on this is website that 40 Venezuelan migrants, mostly women and also children arrived in southwestern suburbs, but “neither the mayor nor any city official was notified in advance”, and no one city resources will be used for house them. However, its mayor, Sean McDermott, received a welcome from Pritzker on Wednesday. for “welcomed families seeking asylum in his community”.

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In the northwestern suburb of Elk Grove Village, there were two buses carrying 90 migrants. arrive Saturday and Mayor Craig Johnson said he was notified of them arrival Friday afternoon, but there were a few questions about logistics. He asked that city and condition work with suburban mayors agreed for a more organized transition for in people arrival in in area.

64 migrants were accommodated last week in temporary hotel accommodation in southwestern suburb of Burr Ridge, and the village was not consulted or contacted in advance of time about their arrival, Mayor Gary Grasso said in a statement.

governor office said the disaster statement allows for inter-state coordination, city and county governments to assist migrants’ need, including transportation, emergency shelter, food, medical examinations and treatment.

Pritzker and Lightfoot pledge frequent and open communication with all local governments, although Pritzker described some of complaints as “grunts”.

“I know that there are some who grumble and get upset that hotels or motels in their communities open their doors to strangers in need, claiming they received a short notice,” Pritzker said. “So let’s talk about challenges presented on city of Chicago and the state. Remember the governor of state of Texas chooses not to notify city or the state when it sends busloads of families.”

Pritzker also raised the idea of sue Texas government in Federal Court.

“We absolutely study everything of those options. But let’s be clear: We will take care of in people who are on buses when they arrive in Illinois,” Pritzker said. “What consequence comes to the governor of Texas or state of Texas is another matter.”

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