This website uses cookies to improve your experience.

Please enable cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website

Sign the petition

to call for a

Convention of States!

signatures

Lori Lightfoot’s ‘sanctuary city’ gets a surprise from Texas… busloads of illegal immigrants

Published in Blog on September 02, 2022 by Brianna Kraemer

Chicago was greeted by its first two busloads of illegal immigrants from the southern border on Wednesday night, a move Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says will provide relief to border communities that can't sustain the influx in border crossings.

Since Mayor Lori Lightfoot considers Chicago a "sanctuary city," Texas added the stop to its list of drop-off cities, which includes D.C and New York City. Texans have struggled keeping up with illegal crossings, and with no resources, direction or solution provided from the federal government, took the situation into their own hands.

"Mayor Lightfoot loves to tout the responsibility of her city to welcome all regardless of legal status, and I look forward to seeing this responsibility in action as these migrants receive resources from a sanctuary city with the capacity to serve them," the governor said in a statement.

As of Friday, Texas officials have bussed over 7,600 migrants to D.C., over 1,900 to NYC, & 95 migrants arrived in Chicago Wednesday.

Lightfoot responded to the move on Thursday, saying she's happy to take in immigrants.

The work is being done under what is called Operation Lone Star, a multi-agency state effort to secure the border and apprehend illegal immigrants.   

"Operation Lone Star continues to fill the dangerous gaps left by the Biden Administration's refusal to secure the border," Abbott's office wrote in an update Friday. "Every individual who is apprehended or arrested and every ounce of drugs seized would have otherwise made their way into communities across Texas and the nation due to President Biden's open border policies."

When federal policies coming from Washington force states to comply with harmful orders, such as open border policies, the states can take things into their own hands – to an extent. State power has been eroded by federal overreach that grabs ahold of issues that should be left to the people and their states.

Calling a Convention of States would enable Americans to stand up to the bully, so to speak. Power is more properly managed when it's closer to the people.

Let's take the power away from Washington. Sign the petition below to help us officially call an Article V Convention of States.

Sign the petition to call for an Article V convention!

2,609,512 signatures

Petition your state legislator

Almost everyone knows that our federal government is on a dangerous course. The unsustainable debt combined with crushing regulations on states and businesses is a recipe for disaster.

What is less known is that the Founders gave state legislatures the power to act as a final check on abuses of power by Washington, DC. Article V of the U.S. Constitution authorizes the state legislatures to call a convention to proposing needed amendments to the Constitution. This process does not require the consent of the federal government in Washington DC.

I support Convention of States; a national movement to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution, restricted to proposing amendments that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress.

I want our state to be one of the necessary 34 states to pass a resolution calling for this kind of an Article V convention. You can find a copy of the model resolution and the Article V Pocket Guide (which explains the process and answers many questions) here: https://conventionofstates.com/handbook_pdf

I ask that you support Convention of States and consider becoming a co-sponsor. Please respond to my request by informing the national COS team of your position, or sending them any questions you may have:

info@conventionofstates.com or (540) 441-7227.

Thank you so much for your service to the people of our district.

Respectfully, [Your Name]

By checking this box, you agree to receive text messages sent via an “autodialer”. Our text messages are intended to inform you of events, calls to action, volunteering opportunities, and other matters pertaining to self-governance. Text STOP to stop receiving messages. Text HELP for more info. Message frequency varies. Message and data rates may apply. View Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Provide your full address and we will deliver your petition directly to your state legislators now and again during the legislative sessions, Free of Charge. We Protect your privacy.

We welcome all US citizens to support our movement by signing the petition. To deliver the petition to your state legislators, you must enter your full address, which must be within one of the 50 states. For military personnel serving overseas, or for expatriates, enter your Voting Residence Address .

Please be sure to check the "Send me email updates" box, and include your phone number above.

How did you hear about us:

Click here to get involved!
Convention of states action

Are you sure you don't want emailed updates on our progress and local events? We respect your privacy, but we don't want you to feel left out!

Processing...