How Black-led cities are coping with Governor Abbott’s immigrant bus crisis
Since April, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has initiated and carried out “Operation Lone Star.”Controversial theatrical political tactics collapsed immigration who crossed the border border From Texas to New York to Washington DC to Chicago. He was the only one in which immigrants were flown to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts and abandoned, but other cities have taken the brunt of the operation.
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Here’s how Mayors Lori Lightfoot, Eric Adams, and Muriel Bowser responded to an unexpected influx of immigrants, courtesy of the Governor of Texas.
Mayor Bowser and DC
In April 2022, about 30 people from Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua arrived in DC by bus from Texas. Since then, hundreds of buses have arrived, carrying approximately 9,400 migrants. Bowser may have become a target among conservatives in 2018 when he denounced then-President Donald Trump’s policies and declared the country’s capital a “sanctuary city.”According to The Washington Post Bowser moved hundreds of immigrants to two hotels in the city and about 70 enrolled in D.C. public schools, amid strains caused by the novel coronavirus and an influx of monkeypox cases.
Mayor Lightfoot and Chicago
Abbott sent the first bus to Chicago on August 31st. In the weeks since, the city has received over 1,500 immigrants from Texas in his 12 buses.Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said, “This is a very important moment for Chicago because our city has been a sanctuary for thousands of newcomers. We will never turn our backs on those who need our help most.” bloombergLightfoot proposed a $5 million “contingency” fund in the 2023 budget to help migrants with future costs for potential costs that FEMA may not cover.
Mayor Adams and New York City
More than 2,900 immigrants have been shipped to New York City since August, although the numbers are unknown. Adams has continually criticized Abbott for his treatment of immigrants due to surprise political moves. In a most recent interview, Adams speculated that Abbott intended to undermine cities with black mayors by bussing immigrants to Apple, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. “These are three cities that have black mayors. He has faced criticism from fellow New Yorkers politicians for his treatment of immigrants for refusing to take up allocated resources. Adam’s temporary emergency shelter on Randall Island was flooded in the storm. The tent city he can only accommodate 500 settlers, half of his planned capacity of 1,000 for Orchard Beach.according to post, has made little progress since September. No final deal was given in response to requests to move immigrants to hotel rooms in the city.
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