A “state of emergency” is most often declared as a natural disaster or something similar ravages a community, city, state, or even country.
The declaration allows for certain rule-workarounds to address the immediate needs caused by the emergency.
But one Democrat Governor just declared a state of emergency for this insane reason.
A crisis on the southern border
Since President Joe Biden took the oath of office, more than 5 million illegal aliens have crossed the U.S. border.
That number includes 3.9 million nationwide total – reported by Customs and Border Patrol as of July 2022.
Not to mention an approximated 900,000 “gotaways” who have entered the country without being confronted.
— NRCC (@NRCC) August 15, 2022
July was yet another recording breaking month for illegal immigration in the U.S. under President Biden.
Customs and Border Patrol agents had 199,976 encounters with illegal aliens at the southwest border in July – a 50% increase year-over-year and an astounding 325% percent spike from the average number of July apprehensions under former President Donald Trump.
Meanwhile, Border agents were only allowed to expel 37% illegal immigrants – a 7% drop compared to June.
Since the federal government won’t enforce immigration law at the border, southern states are being forced to take matters into their own hands.
Red state governors like Texas’ Greg Abbott have started bussing illegal aliens to blue states and so-called “sanctuary cities.”
Blue states writing checks their infrastructure can’t cash
A “sanctuary city” is a municipality where policies protect illegals from deportation or prosecution, despite federal immigration law.
A more accurate name for them would be, “harboring havens.”
Since Abbott started bussing these illegal aliens to harboring havens, Mayors in those same blue cities have complained of being overrun by “undocumented workers.”
Now, the Democrat Governor of Illinois, J. B. Pritzker is so dumbfounded by the illegal aliens being sent to his state, he’s declared a state of emergency.
“The state of Illinois is doing everything in its power to support local jurisdictions to help ensure that the right tools and supports are in place as we move forward with this humanitarian response,” Pritzker said.
According to city officials, about 500 illegal aliens have arrived in Chicago in the past few weeks – with more continuing to arrive unannounced.
Still getting off light compared to Texas
That number pales in comparison to what states like Texas are dealing with.
Sanctuary city mayors complain they are overwhelmed by a few dozen migrants arriving on buses from Texas.
It’s a fraction of what Texas faces on a daily basis.
We will continue bussing migrants until Biden secures the border. pic.twitter.com/9wfsf2aQP2
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 14, 2022
“Sanctuary city mayors complain they are overwhelmed by a few dozen migrants arriving on buses from Texas,” Gov. Abbott tweeted. “It’s a fraction of what Texas faces on a daily basis. We will continue bussing migrants until Biden secures the border.”
For his part, Pritzker has activated 75 National Guard members and sent them to Chicago to handle the daily arrivals of illegal aliens to Chicago.
Meanwhile, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot humorously believes federal money should be diverted from Texas to the Windy City to pay for the expenses her municipality is incurring due to her status as a harboring haven for illegals.
Pritzker’s state of emergency declaration comes on the heels of Vice President Kamala Harris saying the U.S. southern border isn’t broken.
Apparently, Democrats in Illinois would disagree with Vice President Harris.