Chicago Residents Reject Blaming Greg Abbott for Migrant Crisis

Numerous Chicago residents, including multiple Black Democrats, have sued the city in response to the influx of migrants, and they blame President Joe Biden, not people like Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Abbott has been arguably the loudest voice against the Biden administration’s immigration policies, which resulted in about 300,000 migrants—nearly 10,000 per day—coming into the United States through Mexico in December alone. Federal border agents encountered about 2.5 million migrants in total last year, according to data from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), surpassing the previous record high from a year earlier.

Newsweek reached out to Johnson’s office via email for comment.

There are at least seven lawsuits against the city of Chicago, including three filed by people of color, according to The Free Press. One was filed by Chicago West Side resident Cata Truss, a 57-year-old mother. Another was filed by former Texas U.S. House of Representatives candidate J. Darnell Jones, a Democrat, DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) strategist and reparations proponent who lives in Chicago’s South Side.

What the Democratic Party doesn’t want Black people to hear is that this is a Biden policy,

Jones told The Free Press. “Biden is allowing the borders to remain open.”