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Lori Lightfoot doubts Gov. Abbott’s religion as migrant buses arrive in Chicago: ‘He professes to be a Christian’

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot solid doubt on Gov. Greg Abbott’s Christian religion in remarks denouncing the Texas Republican busing migrants from the southern border as much as the Windy Metropolis. 

“He professes to be a Christian,” Lightfoot mentioned at a press convention on Sunday. “This isn’t the Christianity and the teachings of the Bible that I do know. And I feel spiritual leaders all throughout the nation are standing up and denouncing precisely this.”

Lightfoot held a press convention after about 50 extra migrants bused from Texas reached Chicago over Labor Day weekend. Abbott has been sending buses of migrants to liberal cities corresponding to Washington, D.C., and New York Metropolis since April. 

“President Biden’s inaction at our southern border continues placing the lives of Texans — and People — in danger and is overwhelming our communities,” Abbott mentioned final week when asserting the primary buses of migrants reached Chicago. 

MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT LASHES OUT AT TEXAS GOV. ABBOTT AFTER 50 MORE MIGRANTS ARE BUSSED TO CHICAGO

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot / Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
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“To proceed offering much-needed aid to our small, overrun border cities, Chicago will be part of fellow sanctuary cities Washington, D.C. and New York Metropolis as a further drop-off location. Mayor Lightfoot likes to tout the accountability of her metropolis to welcome all no matter authorized standing, and I look ahead to seeing this accountability in motion as these migrants obtain assets from a sanctuary metropolis with the capability to serve them.” 

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Lightfoot has slammed the choice as “racist” and added in her remarks Sunday that the coverage was “unpatriotic.”

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“I feel it is decidedly unpatriotic and un-American,” she mentioned. “I perceive the pressures that the folks of Texas and among the different border states are underneath. We see that every day. However the factor to do will not be this. That is making a human disaster. And treating folks with out dignity, with out respect, it is not who we’re as People.”

Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduces Jazmine Sullivan during 2022 Lollapalooza day one at Grant Park on July 28, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois

Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduces Jazmine Sullivan throughout 2022 Lollapalooza day one at Grant Park on July 28, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois
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Lightfoot’s remarks echo these of New York Metropolis Mayor Eric Adams, who mentioned the busing of migrants at Abbott’s path to New York is “horrific.”

The Middle for Immigration Research revealed a report in June discovering the “f​​oreign-born inhabitants” within the U.S. had elevated by greater than 2 million since President Biden took workplace. In Might alone, the variety of migrant encounters on the southern border hit a brand new document at 239,416 encounters. 

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Conservative leaders in border states and throughout the nation have slammed Biden for his immigration insurance policies, together with ending the Trump administration’s “Stay in Mexico” coverage, asserting an ultimately-failed plan to supply citizenship to 11 million unlawful immigrants initially of his presidential tenure, loosening border enforcement insurance policies, amongst different points. 

The governor’s workplace didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information Digital’s request for remark Monday morning on Lightfoot’s Sunday remarks on his religion. 

Abbott’s workplace has beforehand directed Democratic leaders of cities the place the migrants are being bused to take the problem up with the president and safe the border. 

“What’s horrific is the 1000’s of unlawful immigrants overrunning and overwhelming our border communities with populations smaller than a New York Metropolis borough, and Mayor Adams is hypocritically upset about welcoming a couple of dozen into his sanctuary metropolis,” Abbott press secretary Renae Eze informed Fox Information Digital final month. 

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“If the mayor needs an answer to this disaster, he ought to name on President Biden to take fast motion to safe the border—one thing the President continues failing to do,” she added.