Chicago prepares to help more migrants – Axios

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Sunday that another 50 migrants were bused from Texas to Chicago.
Driving the news: Lightfoot is leaning on Chicago residents to help support the arrivals. The city has set up a website asking for volunteers and donations.
What they're saying: "He [Gov. Abbott] is manufacturing a human crisis, and it makes no sense to me," Lightfoot said Sunday at a press conference.
State of play: At a press conference last week, Lightfoot said longer-term housing will depend on individuals and whether they choose to stay here.
Zoom in: Several shelters and nonprofits have been enlisted to help with the new wave of migrants, including footing part of the bill.
Be smart: CBS reported that the majority of the migrants are seeking asylum from Venezuela, whose regime is being investigated for crimes against humanity.
Context: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is busing migrants from Texas to protest the Biden administration's border policies.
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