(HorizonPost.com) – Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson expressed frustration on Monday over the death of a 5-year-old migrant boy from a temporary migrant shelter over the weekend and attacked Texas Governor Greg Abbott for busing migrants from the Texas border to Chicago, WGN in Chicago reported.
During a news conference on Monday, Johnson railed against the buses from Texas that are “dropping people off anywhere,” describing the practice as “raggedy” and “evil.” He accused Texas of loading people on buses and taking them somewhere else only to “drop them off in the middle of the night.”
In November, Chicago implemented new rules that required buses to arrive at designated landing zones between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Officials in the mayor’s office have said the migrant buses are no longer stopping at the city’s landing zones due to the harsher restrictions imposed by the city.
Instead, some buses have begun to drop off migrants in nearby municipalities at all hours to avoid the city’s new rules.
Last week, the city impounded a bus that attempted to drop off a load of migrants without a permit.
The city also announced that it has stopped using police stations as staging areas for arriving migrants.
Johnson was particularly harsh with Governor Greg Abbott, accusing him of putting “cold, wet, tired, hungry, afraid,” and “traumatized” people on buses “without shoes,” and suggested that the Texas governor should look at the “chaos” he has caused.
On Sunday, a 5-year-old boy at a temporary migrant shelter in the city complained about not feeling well and was taken by ambulance to Comer Children’s Hospital where he later died, NBC Chicago reported.
According to the Cook County Medical Examiner, the child died at 3:47 p.m. While the cause of death was not revealed, Chicago police said an investigation was ongoing.
A source told NBC Chicago that there didn’t appear to be anything criminal about the boy’s death.
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