(TargetLiberty.org) – This week, Chicago announced that the city is facing a $538 million budget deficit, which in large part has been driven up by the migrant crisis. This is the latest example of a “sanctuary” city having to bear the cost of the surge in migration.
According to a report from NBC Chicago at least $200 million from the total deficit is a result of special project costs, including migrant care projects. They further note that according to new estimates, the crisis is expected to cost the city a total of over $255 million by the end of the year.
As Chicago is a “sanctuary city,” it blocks local and state law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration enforcement which results in migrants who have entered the country illegally facing fewer restrictions and being more welcomed.
This year, Mayor Brandon Johnson noted in his campaign website that Chicago is a sanctuary city which is why they should avoid having communities pitted against one another. He added that the promise of sanctuary is extended to all those who require it in the city.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been using buses to transport migrants to “sanctuary” cities, including Chicago as a way of handling the pressure of the migrant crisis at the border. The initial buses in his operations were sent to Washington D.C., but since then buses have been sent to New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. According to a recent post on X, formerly known as Twitter, there have been over 35,000 migrants who have been bused from Texas to sanctuary cities.
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