As Chicago and the state step up new efforts to find shelter for migrants as winter settles in, Illinois Republicans enlisted help from former U.S. Rep. Mayra Flores (R-Texas) as part of new criticism from the party of the state and city’s handling of the crisis.
Flores and House Minority Leader Tony McCombie (R-Savanna) held a news conference in Chicago Thursday after spending the afternoon visiting with migrants living outside police stations around the city. Flores won a special election to Congress in summer 2022 before losing the general election later in the year. She’s running for reelection in Texas’ 34th Congressional District, which is south of Corpus Christi and includes areas along the Mexican border such as Brownsville and McAllen.
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