Dissension Among Democratic Leaders Exposed Amidst Escalating Migrant Crisis In U.S. Cities

By Alan Hume | Monday, 19 February 2024 11:59 PM
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The ongoing migrant crisis in major American cities has reportedly sparked a dispute among Democratic leaders, with governors and mayors allegedly at odds over the relocation of migrants.

This information comes from a report by the Chicago Sun Times, which interviewed several key figures on Thursday.

The crisis, which is affecting cities such as Chicago, Denver, and New York City, has seen Democratic leaders frequently criticize Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for his policy of bussing migrants into sanctuary states and cities. However, the report suggests that the frustration is not solely directed at Abbott, but also exists among Democratic leaders themselves, particularly between the governors of Illinois and Colorado.

According to the report, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker expressed his dissatisfaction with the situation, stating that migrants were being sent to Denver, which was then redirecting them to Chicago. Pritzker described this as "unhelpful," and recounted a conversation with Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis. "I said, ‘Come on. That’s not the case. You know, you guys are buying tickets to Chicago.’ I said to him, ‘We can do the same thing back, and we're not going to. This is not how we should be operating,’" Pritzker was quoted as saying.

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Pritzker also appeared to take issue with New York City Mayor Eric Adams, alleging that many of the migrants in Illinois had arrived from Adams' city. "I said, ‘Here's a list of how many people have been sent to Chicago. You should call each mayor, starting with the mayor of New York and tell them, 'You’ve got to stop doing that,'" Pritzker stated. He reportedly relayed this information to Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson in January.

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The Chicago Sun Times also interviewed former Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who was in office when migrants began to be transported to the city. Lightfoot revealed that she and Mayor Adams had issued a "cease and desist" message to Gov. Polis regarding the migrants. "He didn’t stop until we outed him in public," Lightfoot said. "We sent him a letter. We released it to the press, and then they decided, ‘Oh, I'm getting bad publicity.’ I mean, it was just, it was the crassest form of politics that I think I've experienced in quite a long time."

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When the bussing of migrants began in 2022, Pritzker initially dismissed it as a stunt and did not perceive it as a threat. "Even when the first buses arrived, I just viewed it as a stunt and did not think this was going to be 40,000 people arriving. Because how would you know? And they certainly weren’t telling anybody," Pritzker said.

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In contrast, Lightfoot described the onset of the crisis as an "ambush." "In those early days, we really didn't get much in the way of a heads-up. We didn’t know anything about numbers, who was on the manifest of these buses, what their situation was, who they were, what their countries of origin were, what, if any, medical needs. We really got next to no information. It was like an ambush. That's what it felt like," Lightfoot said.

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