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In a letter to President Joe Biden, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker called for the federal government to assist the state as it grapples with a "humanitarian crisis" due to an influx of migrants.
"But as the numbers being transported to Chicago are accelerating, the humanitarian crisis is overwhelming our ability to provide aid to the refugee population. Unfortunately, the welcome and aid Illinois has been providing to these asylum seekers has not been matched with support by the federal government. Most critically, the federal government's lack of intervention and coordination at the border has created an untenable situation for Illinois," Pritzker wrote.
The Democrat's plea for assistance comes as the U.S. continues to face a massive influx of migrants inundating its southern border.
Texas has been transporting some migrants to left-wing cities like Chicago and New York.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has described the border as "too open right now."
Pritzker noted that the crisis is costing his state big bucks.
"Our state government has been forced to dedicate over $330 million to provide humanitarian aid — and that amount is increasing each day. That's a massive amount of money for a state still overcoming the health and economic effects of COVID-19. Add to that the over $100 million the city of Chicago contribute," he wrote..
"There is much more that can and must be done on a federal level to address a national humanitarian crisis that is currently being shouldered by state and local governments without support," Pritzker asserted. "Today, Illinois stands mostly unsupported against this enormous strain on our state resources," he wrote.
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.