Chicago Mayor Establishes Laws Against Buses Dropping Off Illegals
Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson became a hypocrite after claiming that his city welcomes illegal immigrants, only to quietly file lawsuits against what he calls “rogue buses.”
Last month, the Windy City mayor secretly passed many restrictions on bus companies. He has filed 55 lawsuits and fines on bus companies that he has determined to be “rogue companies” for violating these new rules, most of which have taken contracts from Texas.
The mayor’s office spokesman, Cassio Mendoza, released a statement that defined “rogue, uncoordinated” buses as endangering the lives of newly arriving migrants and stated that bus companies should be held accountable.
Chicago “continues to welcome asylum-seekers, but the city cannot safely and efficiently shelter migrants when bus companies, contracted by the State of Texas, flagrantly violate all safety measures that the city has put in place,” he said.
The rules state that buses can only drop off illegal immigrants between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and two buses maximum can do drop-offs per hour.
Another rule states that bus companies must file for permission to enter Chicago, permission that can be denied at any time by city hall.
If these rules weren’t restrictive enough, Johnson stated that the city should be allowed to impound buses caught dropping off illegal immigrants outside of the boundaries stated in the new rules. On top of confiscating the bus company’s property, the city also wants to impose fines starting at $3,000 per bus.
These rules come after Johnson’s plans to build a camp to house illegal immigrants in heated winter tents on a controversial Southwest Side lot were rejected by Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-IL), citing “environmental concerns.”
“My administration is committed to keeping asylum-seekers safe as we work to help them achieve independence,” Pritzker said in a statement. “We will not proceed with housing families on a site where serious environmental concerns are still present. My administration remains committed to a data-driven plan to improve the asylum-seeker response and we will continue to coordinate with the City of Chicago as we work to expand available shelter through winter.”