Illinois mayor blasts Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s ‘hypocrisy’ right after migrants delivered to ‘Republican suburb’

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The Republican mayor of a suburban Chicago city is contacting out Windy Metropolis Mayor Lori Lightfoot just after in excess of 60 migrants were being shipped to his town and dropped off at a neighborhood resort.

Soon after staying bussed from Texas, 147 migrants arrived in Chicago on Wednesday, in accordance to FOX 32. Sixty-four of people migrants ended up then taken to a Hampton Inn resort in Burr Ridge, which is outdoors of Chicago, where by they will be for at minimum the up coming 27 days.

Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso, a Republican, instructed Fox News that the migrants are getting employed as “political pawns” by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker.

“As is my knowing, this lodge, about a yr back, when refugees arrived in from Afghanistan, apparently accepted several either by way of religion-dependent or charitable businesses, but now the state assumes they can just send migrants… this is not about them, the migrants is great, they’re getting utilised as political pawns by the governor and mayor,” Grasso claimed.


Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso (Left) and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (Right).

Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso (Remaining) and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (Correct).
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Grasso also explained it truly is hypocritical for Lightfoot to be complaining about Texas Governor Greg Abbott sending migrants to Chicago, then turning all around and “sending [the migrants] out to the” suburbs.

“We’re far more than delighted for men and women to find freedom, it is hypocrisy by the mayor of Chicago to complain about the governor of Texas – I do agree with what he’s undertaking – the metropolis of Chicago states it is likely to be a sanctuary town which I oppose – but there need to be vacant resort rooms in Chicago. This is hundreds of folks in a metropolis of millions. Why are they sending them out to the Republican suburbs? You have to wonder,” Grasso reported.

He said that just since the distinct Hampton Inn was used to earlier house refugees from Afghanistan “does not give carte blanche to the governor or the mayor to deliver a pair of bus hundreds of migrants to our village without having telling us.”


The migrants who were taken to Burr Ridge will stay at a Hampton Inn for at least 30 days.

The migrants who had been taken to Burr Ridge will continue to be at a Hampton Inn for at least 30 days.
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“The border predicament on the southern border is a entirely various problem than Afghan refugees. It’s total conceitedness for the state to believe they can send migrants to the suburbs all over Chicago,” Grasso claimed.

A spokesperson for the village of Burr Ridge advised NBC5 that the migrants have been originally at the Salvation Army Shield of Hope in Chicago, then transported to the Hampton Inn.

In accordance to the report, a assertion from the Illinois Division of Human Providers reads that the migrants are “obtaining momentary shelter in city and suburban inns that have supplied refuge for vulnerable family members from Afghanistan and other areas of the world. We are grateful for the hospitality and care they have gained from men and women and businesses throughout Illinois.”

“We will go on getting action to ensure everyone in Illinois has entry to shelter, foodstuff, health care, and other primary, important supports,” reads the assertion. “We anticipate that the State of Texas will carry on to bus migrants to Illinois, and we keep on being fully commited to helping welcome new arrivals in a dependable, orderly and compassionate way.”

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot at a City Council meeting on July 20, 2022/Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at the Republican Party of Texas State Convention at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. 

Mayor Lori Lightfoot at a City Council meeting on July 20, 2022/Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at the Republican Social gathering of Texas Point out Convention at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Centre in Dallas, Texas. 
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Lightfoot has criticized Abbott several moments and has explained that he lacks “any morals, humanity or shame.”

“Permit me say loud and crystal clear to Greg Abbott and his enablers in Texas with these ongoing political stunts, Gov. Abbott has verified what however quite a few of us had regarded presently, that he is a male with out any morals, humanity or disgrace,” Lightfoot explained in the course of a Sept. 1 press convention.

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