Busloads of Immigrants and ‘Racist Practices’

 

The First Busloads of Immigrants Arrive in Chicago. Lori Lightfoot said that “Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is without any shame or humanity. But ever since he put these racist practices of expulsion in place, we have been working with our community partners to ready the city to receive these individuals.”

NYC Democrat Mayor Eric Adams, upon meeting the migrants on Aug. 7, said that the actions of Abbott are “horrific.”

I don’t get how anyone can call this about race. Greg Abbott drives me crazy sometimes, but shipping these illegal border crossers to big blue sanctuary cities is brilliant. They are all volunteers, so it’s not coercive in any way.

Abbott says: “In addition to Washington, D.C., New York City is the ideal destination for these migrants, who can receive the abundance of city services and housing that Mayor Eric Adams has boasted about within the sanctuary city,” said Abbott. “I hope he follows through on his promise of welcoming all migrants with open arms so that our overrun and overwhelmed border towns can find relief.”

I can’t think of a better way to expose the NIMBY instincts of big-city lefties.  This, combined with the student loan fiasco makes it obvious that progressives just really don’t care about poor people.

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  1. EODmom Coolidge
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    Aren’t the Feds already moving people around? But by plane to places less ready (and willing) to accept them? Like the invisible small towns with no recourse and also no facilities? I don’t mean the small cities in New England – like Portland, Maine and a lesser extent Manchester, NH- that’s inviting them hoping for money to the grifting NGO “charities” who sign them up for benefits from the State, which passes them back upstream to the Feds, after they’ve been added to voter rolls.  What a great system – so why is Lori unhappy? 

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  2. Tex929rr Coolidge
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    EODmom (View Comment):

    Aren’t the Feds already moving people around? But by plane to places less ready (and willing) to accept them? Like the invisible small towns with no recourse and also no facilities? I don’t mean the small cities in New England – like Portland, Maine and a lesser extent Manchester, NH- that’s inviting them hoping for money to the grifting NGO “charities” who sign them up for benefits from the State, which passes them back upstream to the Feds, after they’ve been added to voter rolls. What a great system – so why is Lori unhappy?

    That’s interesting because I grew up in Portland, ME (I left when I enlisted in 1978).  When Somalia fell apart in the 90’s(?) there was a huge influx of Somalis after some churches sponsored large refugee groups and it was a disaster for all the cities in southern Maine.  Assimilation was very, very, difficult.  Who thought sending a bunch of desert dwellers from Africa to places like Maine and Minnesota made sense?  Of course, progressives never learn from experience. 

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  3. BDB Coolidge
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    Funny how the commies who call the “horrific” don’t have any issue with the federal government doing it to the border states.  And to the country in general.  There’s a source of this problem, and there’s a solution.

     

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  4. Full Size Tabby Member
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    EODmom (View Comment):

    Aren’t the Feds already moving people around? But by plane to places less ready (and willing) to accept them? Like the invisible small towns with no recourse and also no facilities? I don’t mean the small cities in New England – like Portland, Maine and a lesser extent Manchester, NH- that’s inviting them hoping for money to the grifting NGO “charities” who sign them up for benefits from the State, which passes them back upstream to the Feds, after they’ve been added to voter rolls. What a great system – so why is Lori unhappy?

    Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been flying migrants around the country. NYPost. Some claims that most of the ICE flown migrants are unaccompanied minors being transported to family or guardians. A Louisiana television station doing investigations provides reason to doubt that at least with respect to migrants being flown into a remote airport in Louisiana. 

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  5. Full Size Tabby Member
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    I am enjoying the expressed outrage of the mayors of D.C., NYC, and Chicago. Mostly because it reveals the phoniness of their moral preening (virtue signaling, if you like), which is typical of leftists. Make bold statements about their moral superiority as long as they don’t have to deal with the reality of their statements.

    Big cities far from the border:”Migrants are welcome and safe here! They add great value to our city!”

    Small towns on the border being overrun with migrants: “OK, here are a few who say they want to go to your city, since your city has said they are welcome.”

    Big cities: “Oh no, our welcoming statement wasn’t to be taken literally. We were just pretending for the cameras. Our big city has no ability to deal with actual migrants. Dealing with migrants costs money and effort. Migrants actually don’t add value to our city. Your small town must absorb all the consequences of actual migrants. And if your small town doesn’t handle those migrants to the standards to which we were pretending, we’ll call you racists (even though there’s no evidence race has anything to do with what you are doing).”

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  6. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Mrs. Tabby frequently opines that the migrants choosing to be bused to D.C., NYC, and Chicago are probably the “cream of the crop” too. So the cities are saying they can’t deal with even the best of the migrants. The Texas border towns are still stuck with the full range of whoever walks across the border. 

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  7. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Why on Earth would anyone want to go to Chicago?

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  8. Sisyphus Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Why on Earth would anyone want to go to Chicago?

    Ignorance.

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  9. BDB Coolidge
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Why on Earth would anyone want to go to Chicago?

    To see a girl in Green Bay.

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  10. Miffed White Male Member
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    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    EODmom (View Comment):

    Aren’t the Feds already moving people around? But by plane to places less ready (and willing) to accept them? Like the invisible small towns with no recourse and also no facilities? I don’t mean the small cities in New England – like Portland, Maine and a lesser extent Manchester, NH- that’s inviting them hoping for money to the grifting NGO “charities” who sign them up for benefits from the State, which passes them back upstream to the Feds, after they’ve been added to voter rolls. What a great system – so why is Lori unhappy?

    That’s interesting because I grew up in Portland, ME (I left when I enlisted in 1978). When Somalia fell apart in the 90’s(?) there was a huge influx of Somalis after some churches sponsored large refugee groups and it was a disaster for all the cities in southern Maine. Assimilation was very, very, difficult. Who thought sending a bunch of desert dwellers from Africa to places like Maine and Minnesota made sense? Of course, progressives never learn from experience.

    Probably the same ones who resettled the Hmong, who hail from the jungles of Southeast Asia, to North Central Wisconsin.

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  11. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    EODmom (View Comment):

    Aren’t the Feds already moving people around? But by plane to places less ready (and willing) to accept them? Like the invisible small towns with no recourse and also no facilities? I don’t mean the small cities in New England – like Portland, Maine and a lesser extent Manchester, NH- that’s inviting them hoping for money to the grifting NGO “charities” who sign them up for benefits from the State, which passes them back upstream to the Feds, after they’ve been added to voter rolls. What a great system – so why is Lori unhappy?

    That’s interesting because I grew up in Portland, ME (I left when I enlisted in 1978). When Somalia fell apart in the 90’s(?) there was a huge influx of Somalis after some churches sponsored large refugee groups and it was a disaster for all the cities in southern Maine. Assimilation was very, very, difficult. Who thought sending a bunch of desert dwellers from Africa to places like Maine and Minnesota made sense? Of course, progressives never learn from experience.

    Probably the same ones who resettled the Hmong, who hail from the jungles of Southeast Asia, to North Central Wisconsin.

    Aren’t the Hmong improving themselves now. I know in the beginning they were far too prone towards crime and violence but haven’t they come along way.

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  12. BDB Coolidge
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    I’m no expert, but anecdotally, I recall gear ng that the Midwest Hmong were good folk.  

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  13. Henry Castaigne Member
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    BDB (View Comment):

    I’m no expert, but anecdotally, I recall gear ng that the Midwest Hmong were good folk.

    Anecdotally I hear that Ethiopians do amazing and Somalians do terrible in the Midwest. 

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  14. BDB Coolidge
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    BDB (View Comment):

    I’m no expert, but anecdotally, I recall gear ng that the Midwest Hmong were good folk.

    Anecdotally I hear that Ethiopians do amazing and Somalians do terrible in the Midwest.

    Also, blacks of Nigerian extraction vs those who came via the Caribbean are reputed to have wildly different aggregate outcomes.  By way of parallel, so did British whites of English extraction vs Irish or Scottish.  And don’t get me started on the Welsh.

    These things matter.  Culture matters.  History matters.  For all people.

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  15. Henry Castaigne Member
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    BDB (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    BDB (View Comment):

    I’m no expert, but anecdotally, I recall gear ng that the Midwest Hmong were good folk.

    Anecdotally I hear that Ethiopians do amazing and Somalians do terrible in the Midwest.

    Also, blacks of Nigerian extraction vs those who came via the Caribbean are reputed to have wildly different aggregate outcomes. By way of parallel, so did British whites of English extraction vs Irish or Scottish. And don’t get me started on the Welsh.

    These things matter. Culture matters. History matters. For all people.

    I want to know all about the Welsch.

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  16. Not a Gubmint Spy Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    EODmom (View Comment):

    Aren’t the Feds already moving people around? But by plane to places less ready (and willing) to accept them? Like the invisible small towns with no recourse and also no facilities? I don’t mean the small cities in New England – like Portland, Maine and a lesser extent Manchester, NH- that’s inviting them hoping for money to the grifting NGO “charities” who sign them up for benefits from the State, which passes them back upstream to the Feds, after they’ve been added to voter rolls. What a great system – so why is Lori unhappy?

    That’s interesting because I grew up in Portland, ME (I left when I enlisted in 1978). When Somalia fell apart in the 90’s(?) there was a huge influx of Somalis after some churches sponsored large refugee groups and it was a disaster for all the cities in southern Maine. Assimilation was very, very, difficult. Who thought sending a bunch of desert dwellers from Africa to places like Maine and Minnesota made sense? Of course, progressives never learn from experience.

    Probably the same ones who resettled the Hmong, who hail from the jungles of Southeast Asia, to North Central Wisconsin.

    Aren’t the Hmong improving themselves now. I know in the beginning they were far too prone towards crime and violence but haven’t they come along way.

    Yes x 1000.  In my (admittedly limited) experience the Hmong are true Americans.

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  17. El Rando Moderator
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Why on Earth would anyone want to go to Chicago?

    The pizza, man.  The pizza.  I’d never want to live there, but I do enjoy eating there.

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  18. Zafar Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    Aren’t the Hmong improving themselves now. I know in the beginning they were far too prone towards crime and violence but haven’t they come along way.

    In addition to the other factors that impact on success (mostly level of education when seeking refuge, but also coming from a culture that was formed by slavery or affected by colonisation), the length of time spent in the receiving country also matters.

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  19. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    El Rando (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Why on Earth would anyone want to go to Chicago?

    The pizza, man. The pizza. I’d never want to live there, but I do enjoy eating there.

    Dear God no. 

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  20. Zafar Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    El Rando (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Why on Earth would anyone want to go to Chicago?

    The pizza, man. The pizza. I’d never want to live there, but I do enjoy eating there.

    Dear God no.

    I’m sorry, the pizza is really good. (Also the Art Institute.  And the sculptures in the streets.)

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  21. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Zafar (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    El Rando (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Why on Earth would anyone want to go to Chicago?

    The pizza, man. The pizza. I’d never want to live there, but I do enjoy eating there.

    Dear God no.

    I’m sorry, the pizza is really good. (Also the Art Institute. And the sculptures in the streets.)

    I hate their Pizza. Bleh.

     

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  22. Zafar Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    El Rando (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Why on Earth would anyone want to go to Chicago?

    The pizza, man. The pizza. I’d never want to live there, but I do enjoy eating there.

    Dear God no.

    I’m sorry, the pizza is really good. (Also the Art Institute. And the sculptures in the streets.)

    I hate their Pizza. Bleh.

     

    Monster

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  23. James Lileks Contributor
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):
    Probably the same ones who resettled the Hmong, who hail from the jungles of Southeast Asia, to North Central Wisconsin.

    I had a plumber in the house to do work a few years back; somehow we got talking about weekend plans, and he was going to a big Hmong gathering on the river between MN and WI. The local community had a huge powerboat culture, including a contingent of guys who loved the classic old American wood-hulled powerboats. Took a generation.

    My neighbor is Vietnamese in ethnicity; his uncle, a guy from the rural part of the country,  came over after the fall of Saigon, came to Minneapolis because some others had come here before, and opened a restaurant. The rest of the family made it over in the next few years. My neighbor is a 757 pilot for Frontier. Took a generation.

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  24. James Lileks Contributor
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    El Rando (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Why on Earth would anyone want to go to Chicago?

    The pizza, man. The pizza. I’d never want to live there, but I do enjoy eating there.

    The pizza, the architecture, the Art Museum, the architecture, the great little neighborhoods. And the architecture. Also the pizza.

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  25. kedavis Inactive
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    James Lileks (View Comment):

    El Rando (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Why on Earth would anyone want to go to Chicago?

    The pizza, man. The pizza. I’d never want to live there, but I do enjoy eating there.

    The pizza, the architecture, the Art Museum, the architecture, the great little neighborhoods. And the architecture. Also the pizza.

    Chicago especially seems to be where pizza deserves to be called “pie.”

    But I find it too messy.

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  26. Zafar Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Chicago especially seems to be where pizza deserves to be called “pie.”

    But I find it too messy.

    An Italian tries deep pan pizza.

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  27. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    James Lileks (View Comment):

    El Rando (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Why on Earth would anyone want to go to Chicago?

    The pizza, man. The pizza. I’d never want to live there, but I do enjoy eating there.

    The pizza, the architecture, the Art Museum, the architecture, the great little neighborhoods. And the architecture. Also the pizza.

    It is a failed city. You visit for those things. You don’t live there. 

    And if I am going for pizza, NYC.

     

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  28. Miffed White Male Member
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    James Lileks (View Comment):

    El Rando (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Why on Earth would anyone want to go to Chicago?

    The pizza, man. The pizza. I’d never want to live there, but I do enjoy eating there.

    The pizza, the architecture, the Art Museum, the architecture, the great little neighborhoods. And the architecture. Also the pizza.

    Don’t forget to mention the pizza.

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  29. BDB Coolidge
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    El Rando (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Why on Earth would anyone want to go to Chicago?

    The pizza, man. The pizza. I’d never want to live there, but I do enjoy eating there.

    The pizza, the architecture, the Art Museum, the architecture, the great little neighborhoods. And the architecture. Also the pizza.

    Don’t forget to mention the pizza.

    Fun tip — you can reduce the calories in a Chicago deep dish by holding it out the window for several minutes.  Large chunks of it will be lasted to smithereens.

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  30. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Just today (Friday) I heard additional segments of Mayor Lightfoot’s comments, in which she expressed an interest in helping to bus all the residents of Texas to Chicago for the primary purpose that in Chicago (unlike in Texas) they can kill their children at will. Since Chicago is near the top of the list of places in the United States in which being killed is likely, I guess it’s a selling point for Chicago to come for the killing. 

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