VillanuevaHB4338CHICAGO – State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) released the following statement after Texas’ governor chartered buses to transport immigrants from Texas to Chicago as part of his aggressive border policy:

“The violence, cruelty and trauma immigrants face both as they work to flee their home country and at the American border is simply inhumane. While I am both disheartened and disgusted that the Texas government has treated human lives like they don’t matter, I am not surprised.

“Yet I am thankful to live and work in a state that welcomes refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants who are protected by good policy. We will continue to work diligently to provide a safe space and necessary resources for those who have dealt with much uncertainty. Chicago is – and will continue to be – a welcoming safe haven to any person who needs such help.”