Sep 1, 2022
Texas governor sends migrants to Chicago Transcript
A group of migrants from Texas arrived at Union Station Wednesday night. Read the transcript here.
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Glenn Marshall: (00:01)
Hey, good morning. Now that group of migrants arrived around 7:30 last night, and they were brought here to the Salvation Army Freedom Center, while some of them was brought here last night here on the West Side. Now the bus was carrying close to 60 people who were fleeing bordering countries. Texas Governor Greg Abbott made it known back in April about his plan to charter buses to transport undocumented individuals from Texas to Washington, DC, he then added New York City and then Chicago to the list of cities after claiming Texas is overwhelmed by the migrants in border communities. Now on Twitter he responded to the first bus arriving here in Chicago. He said, “Migrants are flooding into our state at historic rate things to President Biden’s open border policies. Texas will continue busing migrants until the President secures the border.” Then the mayor’s office release the statement saying, “Unfortunately, Texas Governor Greg Abbott is without any shame or humanity. But ever since he put these racist practices of explosion into place, we have been working with our community partners to ready the city to receive these individuals.”
Glenn Marshall: (01:04)
Now we do know that the governor here in Illinois was updated about the bus coming here to Chicago as I said, and he also said that he’s working with the federal government as well as Chicago to make sure that these migrants are treated with respect that they deserve. Of course, we’ll keep you updated as we receive more information on this. For now, I’m live on the West Side. I’m Glenn Marshall WGN News.