If the hispanic population of Chicago was a city unto itself it would be the 18th largest city in the United States
There are 331 US cities with a population of at least 100,000 people.
If the hispanic population of Chicago was a city unto itself it would be the 18th largest city in the United States (800,000) . It is probably fair to say that thousands of these people are undocumented.
And yet the right wants us to believe that the governmental powers in Chicago are somehow biased against undocumented immigrants and wants to keep them out of the city. This assertion doesnt even make the slightest bit of sense. What Chicago and the other northern cities object to is the secret "dumping" of hundreds or thousands of immigrants in these cities without any sort of preparation being able to be made for their arrival.
Why didnt Abbott tell New York or Chicago in advance that he was sending illegal immigrants up there "next week" ? Then the proper arrangements could be made to care for and help them. Instead it becomes a chaotic scramble. Which is exactly what Abbott and DeSantis wanted.
It would have been far better, even from the conservative perspective , for the two Republican governors to give the northern cities a heads up and then dare them to stop the buses at their city's border.
The red meat right wingers , of course, like the way it was done. But will independents and moderates? It seems very unlikely. DeSantis may gain some cred within the far right base, but will he gain votes for a general election? Logic and common sense answer that question "no."