It’s true what they say —every state is a border state.
207,416 migrant encounters were logged by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the southern border in the month of June —a 14% decrease from May, but still a massive influx of people. More migrant encounters were logged in June than people living in Little Rock, AK.
Finding where to put these folks is becoming a problem —a problem Republicans have been screaming about for years. Immigration has largely been a red state issue until Texas Governor Greg Abbott started busing migrants to Washington D.C. —5,100 people since April.
Funny —all of a sudden blue state mayors are talking about the strains of immigration.
D.C Mayor Muriel Bowser says migrants are being “tricked” into getting on the buses; now they are filling up her homeless shelters and straining D.C.’s resources.
“Well, this is a very significant issue,” Bowser said on Face the Nation. “We have for sure called on the federal government to work across state lines to prevent people from really being tricked into getting on buses. We think they’re largely asylum seekers who are going to final destinations that are not Washington D.C. I worked with the White House to make sure that FEMA provided a grant to a local organization that is providing services to folks. But, I fear that they’re being tricked into nationwide bus trips when their final destinations are places all over the United States of America.”
For the record, all migrants are asked if they want to take the bus —no one is “tricked.”
“Mayor Bowser should direct her frustration to her friends in the Biden administration for their complete and utter refusal to secure our border and enforce our immigration laws,” Texas AG Ken Paxton told the Washington Examiner.
Bowser isn’t the only blue state lawmaker looking to stop the influx of migrants.
Nearly 3,000 asylum seekers have arrived in New York City in recent weeks; Mayor Adams says the Big Apple doesn’t have the resources to accommodate the additional bodies.
“If we do not get these urgently needed resources, we may struggle to provide the proper level of support our clients deserve, while also facing challenges as we serve both a rapidly growing shelter population and new clients who are seeking asylum,” Adams said in a statement.
According to The New York Post, “Adams said the added migrant burden included families ‘arriving on buses sent by the Texas and Arizona governments’ but in other cases, he said, ‘it appears that individuals are being sent by the federal government.’”
Open borders aren’t so great when the migrants show up in your backyard, eh Mr. Adams?
Now you know how Texas and Arizona feel.