Chicago mayor launches lawsuits against companies transporting ‘rogue buses’ of migrants to city

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Chicago mayor launches lawsuits against companies transporting ‘rogue buses’ of migrants to city

Mayor Brandon Johnson’s office said ‘bus companies, contracted by the State of Texas, flagrantly violate all safety measures’

By Alexander Hall Fox News

Published December 11, 2023 7:00pm EST


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Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson has begun filing dozens of lawsuits against “rogue” bus companies transporting migrants from the southern border.

In an effort to show the seriousness of the migrant crisis, some Republican governors have sent buses of migrants to Democrat-controlled states and sanctuary cities. These Republicans argue the action is necessary to show the rest of the country what border states are dealing with due to the surge of migrants.

The Chicago Tribune (The Tribune) went into detail about how Johnson’s administration has begun filing lawsuits against those behind the transportation of migrants.


Recently arrived migrants in a makeshift shelter operated by the city of Chicago at O’Hare International Airport on Aug. 31, 2023.  ((Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images))

“The care of more than 24,400 migrants who have arrived in Chicago since August 2022 has taken on heightened urgency as winter sets in, and tested the limits of how welcoming the city can be,” The Tribune reported. “The city has filed 55 lawsuits since it implemented new rules about when and where buses can arrive in mid-November, the Law Department said. The lawsuits address 77 total buses accused of violating the rules, and public records show at least some cases are seeking fines against the bus companies.”

Mayor’s office spokesman Cassio Mendoza, in a statement to The Tribune, slammed “rogue, uncoordinated” buses, claiming they are endangering the lives of migrants, and called for bus companies to be held accountable.

He declared that Chicago, “continues to welcome asylum-seek

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