Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has drawn the attention of at least one person in Washington, D.C. to the crisis at the southern U.S. border: Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Abbott said Thursday that he will continue to send the bus load Illegal immigration from Texas to the Capitol.
Bowser, who has only seen what she called a “humanitarian crisis” in her city, called on the National Guard to assist after only 4,000 people arrived in Washington.
DC mayor asks National Guard to protect immigrant buses. So, as long as they’re not in Washington, D.C., these immigrants can be sent by bus to cities across the country.
— Bethany (@ElizabethKlave3) July 29, 2022
Bringing attention to border crisis
Back in April, Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey both announced they would send illegal border-crossers who ostensibly seek asylum in the United States to Washington, D.C., in response to President Joe Biden’s immigration policies. Since then, Texas has transported about 5,000 migrants and Arizona has transported about 1,000 migrants.
At the time, Senator Ted Cruz said of Abbott’s response: “Hopefully this gets Liberal Elites and a Biden Administration Really care about the millions of illegal aliens that flow across our southern border. “
Rep. James Comer (R-KY) said, “They’re going to see that all these people are invading Washington, D.C., just like they’re invading our border states, and that might make them realize how bad things are.”
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Indeed, they seem to have seen it.
Jean-Pierre: “Republicans are using immigration as a political tool.”
Ducey: “So the White House is leaning more toward smaller towns in Texas and Arizona to take care of these immigrants than Washington, D.C.”
Jean-Pierre: “They send immigrants to the big cities as a political ploy.” pic.twitter.com/JGXkkzn79a
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 28, 2022
Mayor blames border state for Washington ‘crisis’
Mayor Bowser has sent two letters to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Request for National Guard assistanceOne of them, she blamed the situation in Washington on Texas and Arizona, saying: “The immigration crisis facing our city and our country is a brutal political game for the governors of Texas and Arizona. As a result, it must be dealt with at the federal level.”
After hearing that Mayor Bowser was proud of the nation’s capital as a “sanctuary city” and now regrets the fact that Washington, D.C. is inundated with immigrants, Governor Abbott issued a statement:
“With our communities overrun and inundated by thousands of illegal immigrants due to President Biden’s open border policies, Washington, D.C. finally understands what Texans are dealing with every day. If the mayor wants to address this crisis, she should call President Biden took immediate action to protect the border — something he failed to do.
“A truly ongoing humanitarian crisis is on our southern border. The Biden administration has allowed historic levels of illegal immigration, weapons and deadly drugs like fentanyl to flood our state.
“Texas continues to step up its response to this crisis, deploying Texas National Guard soldiers and DPS soldiers, building our own border wall, transporting migrants to our nation’s capital, and now sending illegal immigrants back to the border. “
Bowser’s sarcasm and startling lack of self-awareness continues. Speaking on CBS’ “Face the Nation” last weekend, Bowser said, “…I’m concerned they’ll be tricked into taking a national bus trip when their final destination is all over the United States.”
The best part? Washington taxpayers should not pay for illegal immigrants coming to Washington. Bowser said,
“Local taxpayers aren’t paying. They shouldn’t be picking up the label. We really need a coordinated federal response. We know this applies to refugees coming to the U.S. from around the world, and it must be done in this case.”
Washington Mayor Bowser wants to call in the National Guard because she can’t handle the trickle of migrants while border states let them in like fire hoses. 🤦♂️ Hmmm…I thought she didn’t like the National Guard, like January 6th? 🤔
— 🇺🇸 FJC 🇺🇸 (Same truth!) (@The_FJC) July 28, 2022
Texas County declares ‘invasion’
Joe Biden’s immigration policies have turned the border into such a disaster, Several Texas counties have declared an invasion.
Stuart Knowlton is the Commissioner of Atascosa County. “The governor has the constitutional authority to declare an invasion,” he said. “He has publicly stated on Fox News that he agrees to the invasion, but he has yet to sign a statement that would give him the power to close the border.”
If Muriel Bowser complained loudly to the right people, would an immigrant bus that got off in her city be taken elsewhere? Maybe a red state? Time will prove everything. Right now, it’s just the latest “good for you, bad for me” list on the Democrats’ list.
They don’t call it an interchange country for no reason.
4,000 Immigrants and Up Goes The Wall in Washington DC!
— Tom Royce (@TomRoyce) July 29, 2022
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