Sanctuary city Democrats are finally understanding the devastating effects of massive illegal immigration.
After bashing President Trump for years, virtue signaling to the open borders left, Democrats are being forced to eat the fruits of their labor — and they don’t like the bitter taste!
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has requested that the D.C. National Guard be activated indefinitely to respond to migrant buses arriving in the district, according to reports.
Funny, that’s exactly what Donald Trump proposed as well.
The request also seeks permission to use the D.C. Armory, a multipurpose arena located east of the Capitol Building, as a processing center, as more than 150 buses traveling from Arizona and Texas have transported nearly 4,000 migrants to the nation’s capital over the past three months.
Bowser and the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency initially sent letters to the Office of the Secretary of Defense in a letter on July 19 and to President Joe Biden on July 22. Neither letter has received an answer, according to NBC.
“The pace of arriving buses and the volume of arrivals have reached tipping points,” Bowser wrote. “Our collective response and service efforts have now become overwhelmed. … Tragically, many families arrive in Washington, DC with nowhere to go, or they remain in limbo seeking onward destinations across the United States.”
Since mid-April, more than 125 buses have transported 4,800 migrants from Texas border communities — such as the Rio Grande Valley, Del Rio, Uvalde, and Eagle Pass — nearly 2,000 miles to Washington. Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona commenced a similar initiative in mid-May and has had 27 buses carrying more than 1,000 passengers from the border to D.C. in that time.
However, D.C. officials such as Bowser have decried the move, claiming immigrants are being “tricked” into traveling farther away from their intended destinations.
Washington, D.C. finally understands what Texans have been dealing with every single day, as communities are overrun and overwhelmed by thousands of illegal immigrants thanks to President Biden’s open border policies. The situation in Washington does not compare to the “true ongoing humanitarian crisis” on the southern border
Because immigration is a federal issue, Bowser argued, the federal government must provide “immediate federal assistance.” As a result, the mayor requested that the Office of the Secretary of Defense initiate a Joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement, and Integration mission that would provide 150 personnel to the district to transport migrants to a temporary processing center at the D.C. Armory.
Once migrants are received at the armory, the mission would seek to help them on their “eventual movement to their final destinations,” Bowser wrote. As part of the mission, D.C. National Guard members should not be armed, the mayor said, as they won’t be participating in domestic surveillance or law enforcement activities.
The White House, of course, refuses to accept responsibility for the illegal immigration crisis and is instead blaming Republicans for using migrants as political pawns, which is precisely what they’ve done by allowing them to flood across the border.
Jean-Pierre: "Republicans are using migrants as a political tool."
Doocy: "So the White House's preference would be for small towns in Texas and Arizona to take care of these migrants and not DC."
Jean-Pierre: "They are sending migrants to big cities as a political ploy." pic.twitter.com/JGXkkzn79a
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 28, 2022
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Author: Elizabeth Tierney