Chicago rushes to shelter refugees in deadly weather as Texas governor refuses to stop drop-offs.

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Illinois' Democratic governor wrote to his GOP counterpart in Texas on Friday to stop migrant drop-offs in Chicago due to harsh weather. 

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He cautioned that transporting migrants now to Chicago might cost lives, adding to the fatal migrant crisis.

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January 12, 2024: Texas National Guard personnel oversee entry and departure from Shelby Park at the U.S.-Mexico border near Eagle Pass, Texas.     

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After Texas rejected federal aid due to the migrant problem, officials reported the drowning of two children and a mother in the Rio Grande.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker wrote, “While action is pending at the federal level, I plead with you for mercy for the thousands of people who are powerless to speak for themselves.” 

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He said, “Your callousness, sending buses and planes full of migrants in this weather, is now life-threatening to every arrival.” “Your actions threaten hundreds of children and families’ health and survival.”

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Instead, Gov. Greg Abbott's administration has doubled down on its mission since 2022 to send migrants north from Texas by bus

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and plane to Democratic cities like Chicago, New York, and Denver to "provide support to our overrun and overwhelmed border communities,"

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“Governor Pritzker was all too proud to call Illinois 'the most welcoming state in the nation' until Governor Abbott began transporting migrants to Chicago.”

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