Has Biden’s Border Crisis Driven Chicago’s Mayor to the Hospital for Panic Attacks?

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson (D) has reportedly been admitted to the hospital for panic attacks, and some Chicago reporters are linking it to Chicago’s “immigration issue.”

Chicago City Wire reported that “veteran Chicago journalists John Kass and Anita Padilla” discussed “Johnson’s panic attacks on an episode of WGN-AM’s Chicago Way Podcast.”

“The mayor’s panic attacks? Can we talk about that?” Kass said. “No amount of anti-depressants can cure him of (Chicago’s illegal alien) problem.”

Padilla said Johnson has sought out professional medical help for stress.

“Two sources told me that he has been in the hospital for these panic attacks. He is stressed out,” Padilla said. “This is a big, big job for him. He’s not ready for it. He’s not a leader. I’m sorry. This immigration issue is not helping him at all.”

Johnson helped kill a city council measure to reverse Chicago’s “sanctuary city” designation last month, but nonetheless has been vocal about the unsustainable burden Chicago is facing from the influx of illegal aliens.  He asked the Biden Administration for $15 billion, and disclosed his intention to use $95 million in COVID funding to deal with the crisis (which will likely be used to “house” illegal aliens.)

The influx of illegal aliens into Chicago has pushed shelters that house these aliens “to their limit,” reported ABC 7 Chicago.

The “housing” of the illegal aliens isn’t going too well for Johnson, as American Greatness reported last month that a 5-year-old boy died and several other children were hospitalized after falling ill at a temporary migrant shelter in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.

The child, identified as Jean Carlos Martinez Rivero, fell ill and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital where he later passed away. The cause of the boy’s death has not been released, but there have been reported cases of chickenpox at the shelter. Immigrant advocates say the boy died in a bathroom after staff refused to call an ambulance, but this could not be confirmed with police.

Meanwhile, illegals continue to pour across the U.S.-Mexico border, with U.S. border officials reporting that more than 300,000 illegal aliens were apprehended in December 2023, which set a monthly record, reported The Guardian.

It’s not just people who are coming across the border.

As of September 2023, “Border Patrol agents have seized enough fentanyl to kill the entire U.S. population this fiscal year,” reported Fox News. Border Patrol Chief Jason Owens said that agents seized more than 2,700 lbs of fentanyl just “between ports of entry.”

“This amount of fentanyl, which does not include the amount seized at ports of entry, is more than enough lethal doses to kill the entire population of the United States,” said the report.

That deadly drug is finding its way to Johnson’s state, as a recent analysis found Illinois ranks 6th in the country for fentanyl deaths, with more than 3,000 Illinoians dying of fentanyl overdoses from April 2022 to April 2023.

Despite these statistics, Johnson has chosen not to address the border crisis, even cancelling a scheduled trip to the border last year.

His focus appears to be on lobbying Biden for money to “house” illegal aliens, as well as attacking Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for flying illegal aliens from the Lone Star State to Johnson’s sanctuary city (though it’s been reported that the Biden Administration is also reportedly flying illegals to “interior” U.S. cities.)

If the border crisis is, in fact, the source of Johnson’s reported panic attacks, then he joins in the collective panic of those Americans experiencing the impact of the souther border invasion while the Biden Administration does nothing to stop it.

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Photo: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MAY 15: Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson speaks to guests after taking the oath of office on May 15, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. Johnson, a former school teacher and union organizer, replaces outgoing Mayor Lori Lightfoot. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)