Chicago Mayor-Elect Becomes Immigrant Savior

She doesn’t seem to understand immigration policies at all.

Chicago’s first black, gay, female mayor who will take office in May says that she would welcome shipments of illegals if the Trump administration were to send them to the Windy City.

Lightfoot’s exclamation was in response to a tweet by President Donald Trump, who said he agreed with the idea of sending busloads of illegals to so-called sanctuary cities.

The mayor-elect, though, didn’t seem to think any shipments of illegals would occur and said she thought Trump was just being “provocative,” according to Fox News. She added that Trump’s rhetoric was “much ado about nothing.”

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper asked Lightfoot if she agreed with outgoing Mayor Rham Emanuel that illegals are welcome in Chicago, to which she replied, “of course.”

“We have people who are routinely coming to this city. We have a whole infrastructure that’s built up to make sure that their rights are protected while the city of Chicago has, under the current administration, provided funding for various groups to help support asylum seekers and other people that are going through the immigration court system. I expect it will continue, if not expand upon, those kinds of resources,” the first-time elected official told CNN.

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Lightfoot added that people need to take President Trump for what he is and not jump in outrage every time he makes a provocative tweet.

“What I’m saying is I don’t think we should take the bait every time the president puts out a provocative tweet. What I think we need to do is make sure that we are being very clear and speaking our values,” Lightfoot said.

She continued: “We are a city that is a sanctuary city. We have immigrants from all over the world who call Chicago their home. They’ll continue to do that, and we’re going to continue to make sure that this is truly a welcoming community for those immigrants, and we want them to come to the city of Chicago,” the newly elected mayor concluded.

But the Windy City could ill afford any large number of illegals. The city already has a nearly $250 million budget shortfall, and the city already leads the nation in the number of productive citizens moving out to other states. A flood of illegals who would need public assistance would further burden an already overstretched city.

Src: Breitbart

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  • Peter
    Posted April 14, 2019 9:11 pm 0Likes

    Another reason to get up and leave Chicago. In fact I am all about separating Chicago from Illinois and becoming another state. I’ll be moving shortly. Say la Vie Chicago! Another beautiful city about to go down the tubs….

    • Green eyed Irish
      Posted April 15, 2019 11:03 pm 0Likes

      I totally agree. I know exactly what you are talking about. I live down state, we wish Chicago could be another state too.

    • Philip Simon
      Posted April 16, 2019 11:53 am 0Likes

      The New Mayor, a gay, black American woman says Trump is right, over load the city of Chicago and see if the city goes places with out any hope of accomplishment.

      • john
        Posted May 29, 2019 11:44 am 0Likes

        Radical black, Lesbian, Socialist anti Law. Damn you gotta love Chicago.

  • Irish
    Posted April 14, 2019 9:13 pm 0Likes

    What morality is she talking about?? The dems have no morals or love for legal citizens of this country.

  • Wendell Fountain
    Posted April 14, 2019 9:30 pm 0Likes

    Every time I think Chicago can’t do worse, they elect some weirdo as mayor.

    • James andrews
      Posted April 15, 2019 1:16 am 0Likes

      Exactly! Libs are insane…..

    • vicky Huss
      Posted April 15, 2019 1:19 am 0Likes

      OH, ‘GOODIE’! ILLINOIS-YOU ARE, ALREADY-‘BROKE-BUT, BUT, YOUR ‘NEW-MAYOR-ELECT’, IS, ‘WELCOMING, MORE ‘ILLEGAL’S! WHICH, PEOPLE-‘EQUATE’S’ TO MORE, FOOD STAMPS, FREE HEALTHCARE,SECTION 8 HOUSING-ETC.! YEA! ILLINOIS! WHY, IS ILLINOIS, ALWAYS, SO STUPID? THE, ”PEOPLE’, ARE SMART-WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE ‘POLITICIANS? JUST, ‘PREPARE, ILLINOLIS-WHEN THE STATE, BEG’S FOR $-TRUMP, WILL ‘SAY, NO’!

      • William Stout
        Posted April 15, 2019 7:18 am 0Likes

        What horseshit on this thread. #1 Asylum seekers are not “illegals”.# 2 Hundreds of cities, counties and states have chosen or VOTED to be “Sanctuaries”, because IMMIGRATION is a federal job, NOT a job for local police; they have other things to do. #3 FEDERAL data shows that undocumented currently pay approx 14 BILLION a year in taxes and have put 100 BILLION into the Social security System in the last decade with ZERO hope of ever drawing from either. #4 Undocumented can NOT get Welfare of any kind for the government. the GOP is trying hard to cut your Medicare and Social Security. PAY ATTENTION; YOU’RE BEING LIED TO. BTW OBAMA DEPORTED MORE UNDOCUMENTED THAN ANY PRESIDENT EVER. TRUMP IS NOT DEPORTING; HE IS PUTTING PEOPLE INTO “CAMPS” (CONCENTRATION) OWNED BY HIS BUDDIES , AND WE, THE TAXPAYERS ARE PAYING UP TO $700 DAILY TO HOUSE THEM.

        • Irene C Grooms
          Posted April 15, 2019 11:11 am 0Likes

          We ask for a wall to be built to keep them out but no the democrats said no to that.

        • DPG
          Posted April 15, 2019 12:44 pm 0Likes

          Nonsense spewed from an indoctrinated useful idiot.
          Ignorance, naivety and hate fill your days. You are very dangerous to America and the world.

        • Don
          Posted April 15, 2019 5:01 pm 0Likes

          Your first sentence really applies to your comments. Her statement “We have immigrants from all over the world” shows she doesn’t know the difference between those who enter our country illegally and those who follow our laws. And you don’t know either.

        • Don Nauyokas
          Posted April 15, 2019 5:09 pm 0Likes

          Please define undocumented. Does that include those who crossed the border illegally?

        • 4Pip
          Posted April 15, 2019 7:02 pm 0Likes

          Where did you get your info? The things you have said are all made up not facts but lies. Get the real truth by listening and reading factual pieces which are not what the liberals put out. As other D run states Chicago is broke and doesn’t need to take on more debt but they need to pay off what they have. Start that by not putting anymore on welfare but make them get jobs if there are any with people leaving all the time.

        • Jerry Hughes
          Posted April 17, 2019 11:44 pm 0Likes

          Uh huh, I left Chicago in 1999 after 22 years of operating a business there,
          I laugh every time, I read something like your post.
          You fing cretin Chicago will be stony broke in 5 years and you incredibly cretinous life forms, will be stand at the city limits demanding that some one help you.
          Be fun to watch them start hanging you liberal dem bloodsucking parasites soon .

        • john
          Posted May 29, 2019 11:42 am 0Likes

          When you have an absence of LAW, then you have sanctuary cities like Chicago and San Francisco. All federal aid should be cut off to Sanctuary cities, OBEY THE LAW OR SUFFER.

      • Carol Damascus
        Posted April 15, 2019 12:45 pm 0Likes

        Everything run by demidiots. They are all stung by trumpaphobia. High crime. High insanity. High taxes. I still live here and looking forward to the day we move🙀

      • C
        Posted April 15, 2019 9:01 pm 0Likes

        Stupid people put this lessy into office at the poles. They will get what they deserve. As the old saying goes ” You can’t fix stupid”. That runs all through Chicago. The city of Capone.

  • Raven
    Posted April 14, 2019 9:31 pm 0Likes

    She needs to ask herself this question: If this city is so great, why is so many people leaving? Sounds like the windy city is running out of other people’s money.

  • charlene gardner
    Posted April 14, 2019 9:42 pm 0Likes

    let them have them the more the merrier . they said they did lets see them due as they said , or are they just a ,mouth piece

  • Chastran
    Posted April 14, 2019 9:45 pm 0Likes

    There’s much she doesn’ t understand.. To her, being mayor is nothing more than a “get rich scheme’, building that nest egg through corruption o set her up for life…

    • John Zoe
      Posted April 15, 2019 7:19 am 0Likes

      Amazing how the neocon foreign hedge-fund pays to elect these people and the little people buy it and vote for them.

  • David Miksad
    Posted April 14, 2019 9:46 pm 0Likes

    Another ignorant radical libtard.

    • Mrph
      Posted April 14, 2019 11:21 pm 0Likes

      No question about it. Chicago is lost & the new Mayor has a different set of values and no clue how to
      Govern effectively. I predict a declaration of bankruptcy in the not too distant future and an uptick in the already out of control
      Violence that has plagued the city for some time now.

  • Leftshot
    Posted April 14, 2019 9:48 pm 0Likes

    “We have a whole infrastructure that’s built up to make sure that their rights are protected…the city of Chicago has…provided funding for various groups to help support asylum seekers…I expect it will continue, if not expand upon, those kinds of resources…the city already leads the nation in the number of productive citizens moving out to other states.”

    It sure sounds like these illegal aliens are costing the citizens of Chicago a whole lot of coin. Especially, when you consider over 90% of those asylum-seekers have no legitimate claim [Source: U.S. Immigration Court].

    …and we haven’t even begun to calculate the ‘contribution’ of these illegal aliens to Chicago’s sky-high drug crimes and murder rate.

  • MaKong Rat
    Posted April 14, 2019 9:55 pm 0Likes

    Should this idiot accept any more illegals in Chicago, Droves of Real Americans will
    move out and this bitch won’t have any tax revenue to feed there asses. What a moron

  • Stephen Weiss
    Posted April 14, 2019 10:02 pm 0Likes

    Perhaps, the Mayor elect would care to take care of the homeless problem she has in Chicago currently…..like the people living in cardboard boxes in lower Wacker Drive, and the beggars on the streets, before she thinks importing MORE….ILLEGALS, who do not speak the language and are unemployable……Chicago has MASSIVE debt, huge pension shortfalls, has to borrow money and sell assets to meet current obligations, there is no current plan to accommodate anymore indigents. Oh wait, she’s a Democrat which means there’s this huge pool of money available just bby raising TAXES on the people who actually do work for a living.

    • But they are the ones leaving the city and state.
      Posted April 14, 2019 10:54 pm 0Likes

      They are the ones leaving the city and state.

    • Mary
      Posted April 14, 2019 11:51 pm 0Likes

      I agree with you Stephen. Why don’t they help the homeless and vets out on the streets. They are actually legal citizens of our country. I’m sick and tired of paying the way for people who aren’t suppose to be here. Illegal immigrants. They drain our welfare system, raise taxes in honest hard working American. Take care of Americans first. Citizens are first. I don’t know where Democrats/left got the idea that illegal immigrants have some kind of rights here. Guess what they don’t. They aren’t citizens. Wake up and follow the laws of our land. Stop making your rules up as you go.

  • Kathleen Spiker
    Posted April 14, 2019 10:09 pm 0Likes

    I think this mayor believes that with more illegals comes more federal dollars to support them. I would hope that Trump would not fall for this plan.

  • Sandra
    Posted April 14, 2019 10:16 pm 0Likes

    Well, if the new Mayor of Chicago is so anxious to accept the illegals, then the City of Chicago and the state of Illinois can feed, cloth, house, educate and keep them healthy on their own dime. I think the Sanctuary Cities should not be given any government subsidies. The American people are not paying taxes to support freeloaders that send money back where they came from while sucking off out governments tit. The Democrats can spin this any way they like but the truth of the matter is that we are supporting freeloaders.

  • Mary Ann Taft
    Posted April 14, 2019 10:17 pm 0Likes

    Take them to her, let her deal with them and all the problems that come with them. more power to her

  • Doris Frazier
    Posted April 14, 2019 10:19 pm 0Likes

    Not enough they have a large influx of Muslims taking over cities there thanks to Obama.. Let these sanctuary cities take in all they want and make sure they stay there.. You can also support them all too. Don’t expect all taxpayers to pay. No federal funding.. you do it. Sick of these people talking out their butt.. All talk like Pelosi but then she changed her tune some when Trump said he was going to ship them right to her.

  • Mary Rita
    Posted April 14, 2019 10:29 pm 0Likes

    I feel sorry for the citizens of Chicago the mayor is getting them in a mess

  • JP
    Posted April 14, 2019 10:30 pm 0Likes

    Send her & Chicago 20-30,000 illegal INVADERS right after sending 100,000 to PEElosit & SF !!

  • Gregory KARAS
    Posted April 14, 2019 10:33 pm 0Likes

    This Bimbo, is as crocked as the last mayor, WE know that there is a crocked religious organization, that is supporting these Illegals, and the scum in the caravan’s, and this mayor is probably, on there payroll, the President should send all these Illegals; to all the sanctuary states, and cities, and the scum, give them a good mix, let it be there problem, BUT, NONE, OF THE Illegals, or Migrants, will NOT BE ALLOWED TO VOTE.

    • Carol Damascus
      Posted April 15, 2019 12:48 pm 0Likes

      Corruption!,, the illegals and dead are already voting. Have done so for years. They don’t understand the difference between legal and illegal immigrants. Illegal is legal for democrats. Illegal for republicans

  • Joe
    Posted April 14, 2019 10:34 pm 0Likes

    Send all of the Illegals to Chicago and send any left overs to Nancy Pelosi’s mansion!

    • Renee Butler
      Posted April 15, 2019 4:23 am 0Likes

      No! send all the illegals from Chicago to Nancy Pelosi’s. Send Rahm Emanuel, as well as the mayor elect Lightfoot too. Lightfoot needs a heavy foot for that comment. Take care of your own city first.

  • NavyPO
    Posted April 14, 2019 10:38 pm 0Likes

    Send the Illegals to Chicago and then send any left overs to Nancy Pelosi’s mansion!

  • ROBERT POWELL
    Posted April 14, 2019 10:42 pm 0Likes

    just one more

  • David Lozano
    Posted April 14, 2019 10:44 pm 0Likes

    Yeah about 10,000 Over there you know the people
    would be real happy

  • Tetvet
    Posted April 14, 2019 10:45 pm 0Likes

    Looks like the demoncrat snakes, socialist pigs, traitor republicans, illegal immigrants and the fake news maggots are pusher much harder then the real republicans. Slowly you can see the demoncrat snakes are filling positions in different states as the newly voted mayor in Chicago. Its amazing all the comments read day to day saying that the demoncrat snakes must be stopped but the reality so far is in their ranks are being filled.
    Remember when you visibly see one roach it does not mean you only have one and no need to worry. On the contrary when a single roach is seen there is infestation. WE THE PEOPLE must be more aware of the political picture not only with the President but the local city, county, and state elections. The fake news media maggots will not give news on regular issues important to the public but they are more than elated to print fake news. I wonder if the front page news on the local chicago media printed the real news around the mayoral elections and what the new mayor was all about. Think about it if real interested republicans read or seen the mayoral race it may have been a different result. Its a sorry day in chicago and in the country.

  • ROBERT POWELL
    Posted April 14, 2019 10:46 pm 0Likes

    just one more airhead demoncrap with a get rich scheem goin’to” get the man . ” QUESTION, WHO THE HELL IS GOING TO PAY FOR THE SUPPORT FOR THESE BROKE-ASS INVADERS??? SEND THE BILL TO THE D.N.C. ..NOT THE TAXPAYERS…..

  • Joe
    Posted April 14, 2019 10:51 pm 0Likes

    Seems our politicians have forgotten the people of this country and the oath they took to up hold the constitution , we are not protected by these from anything with these people time to do away with all

  • Larry Ciaffone
    Posted April 14, 2019 11:17 pm 0Likes

    I feel for Chicago, people everyone one I speak with says Chicago is in terrible shape. The new mayor is probably the final chapter. The highest crime rate anywhere and they want more. God help that city it has no direction and a mountain of bills.

  • Artie
    Posted April 14, 2019 11:19 pm 0Likes

    Send them to Chicago ASAP. . .left over to San Francisco & Portland (help keep Portland Weird!)

  • THOMAS
    Posted April 14, 2019 11:33 pm 0Likes

    SENDING ILLEGALS TO CHICAGO WOULDPUT THE UNARMED MEH-HI-CAN IN A WORLD OF HURT KNICES AGAINST GUNS.

  • Tony
    Posted April 14, 2019 11:39 pm 0Likes

    How about educating trump
    Workers and retirees paying more taxes
    Food prices soaring
    Gasoline prices escalating
    Housing costs up
    Insurance premiums prohibited
    National debt risen by 3 trillion
    The 1% rich racking profits as never before.
    Crime booming by those appointed by trump.

    The way we should see it, thunder butt Donnie cares less while feeding his contributors and starving the poor.

  • Em
    Posted April 14, 2019 11:56 pm 0Likes

    Load up the buses and send all the illegals to Chicago. If they want them they can have them. Chicago is full of gang violence so more gangs coming in will be more blood in the streets. That woman seems to be joining the liberal democrats that are all nut cases.

  • josephg
    Posted April 15, 2019 12:00 am 0Likes

    She also needs a lesson on morality.

  • Jim
    Posted April 15, 2019 12:03 am 0Likes

    Pathetic!

  • North Guy
    Posted April 15, 2019 12:22 am 0Likes

    So what happens when illegals have to spend their 1st Winter in the Chicago hell hole infested city? At -30 below , they’ll be begging to go home . The problem is, the City of Chicago will expect more govt money to take care of them, how ironic, they can’t even care for 1/3 of their population now. It’s interesting that the 10 most violent and broke cities in America are Democratic governed, and have been for decades, and Dems now want this for America.

  • JEFF HUDON
    Posted April 15, 2019 12:25 am 0Likes

    please tell me mayor elect : if you are not a citizen of the united states what “rights” do you think these people have?

  • William Merrell
    Posted April 15, 2019 12:31 am 0Likes

    Bout time some libs actually learn the hazards of what their policies have screwed up in this country. Chicago has lost 200K population over the liberal years…they can handle everyone at the border.

  • Leonard Churilla
    Posted April 15, 2019 2:13 am 0Likes

    And I was always told that California was the home of “fruits and nuts” but just learned something new today. Well, the “O-bumma” came from there, so what do we expect?

  • Maryann Jeffries
    Posted April 15, 2019 3:52 am 0Likes

    Please fix my neighbors fence she can’t speak English and wants me to pay for her fence how did she get a house so cheep and l paid Thousands for mine. I speak English her yard looks horrible

  • Deborah Kelly
    Posted April 15, 2019 1:01 pm 0Likes

    Personally I cannot wait to be rid of the hellhole of Chicago!! Just when you think things can’t get any worse…..this mayor is nothing more than a Democratic LAPDOG for the party and she’ll do whatever she is told to do…Madigan will see to that!! Chicago can ill afford to be a sanctuary city to any group of people…they can’t even manage those they already have!! Anyone who thinks their taxes won’t go up more than they already have is either stupid or ignorant, probably both. I have family in Texas and they actually know what is going on down there, unlike those who live here, and it is a disaster. The entire of Congress should be forced down there to see what the real truth is instead of making up their stories to fit the day. I have NEVER been anti-LEGAL IMMIGRATION but ILLEGAL?? They should be rounded up and sent back…..BUILD THE DAMN WALL!! These people do NOT CARE ABOUT BECOMING US CITIZENS and those who believe otherwise are sadly mistaken.

  • douglas miraldi
    Posted April 15, 2019 7:01 pm 0Likes

    TRUMP WANT’S TO SEND YOU MORE, ASSHOLE

  • Ray Copeland
    Posted April 22, 2019 11:09 pm 0Likes

    They got a illegal scumbag for Mayor and now a stupid dumb ass black f^get B. coming as a Mayor, THAT TOWN IS GOING TO HELL

  • John
    Posted May 13, 2019 8:10 pm 0Likes

    Cmon folks, Obama destroyed Chicago, He organized it into the Murder capital of America, then He stole what he could and cheated his way into the White House, where he became a multi millionaire and won the Nobel Peace Prize? If Obama did it, this black, lesbian can do it, she learned from Barry and Mooch.

  • SemperFiGuy
    Posted May 22, 2019 7:58 pm 0Likes

    She’s aware that these are ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS and that she’s sworn to uphold the laws of the Constitution of the United States? As an Attorney, it would seem to me that it would be a violation of her cannons if she were to intentionally and willfully break the law ???

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