President Joe Biden’s handling of the southern border has been an unmitigated disaster and after progressive Mayors Eric Adams (NYC) and Muriel Bowser (D.C.) were given a small sampling of the crisis unfolding, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) extended an invitation to take the whole red pill.
With thousands of migrants crossing into the United States illegally on a daily basis, border state governors like Abbott and Doug Ducey (R-Ariz.) have essentially been left fending for themselves, leading to some out-of-the-ordinary solutions. One such creative response was to bus illegals from their states to the nation’s capital where many have stayed and some have moved on to places like New York City, much to the chagrin of the local leaders.
Bowser and Adams griping after experiencing a mere fraction of the humanitarian problem that Texas has to contend with led Abbott to reach out Monday to come and see for themselves the damages wrought by progressive open border policies.
“Your recent interest in this historic preventable crisis is a welcome development–especially as the President and his Administration have shown no remorse for their actions nor desire to address the situation themselves,” he wrote in a letter addressed to both mayors.
I invite the Mayors of New York City & Washington, D.C.
to visit our border region to see firsthand the humanitarian crisis created by Biden's reckless open border policies.
Texas is doing the job the federal government should be doing. pic.twitter.com/JY6OjVt3d9
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) August 1, 2022
“As Governor, I invite you to visit our border region to see firsthand the dire situation that only grows more urgent with each passing day, and to meet with the local officials, who like yourselves, realize this matter deserves immediate federal action,” Abbott continued.
“I also ask you to join me in requesting President Biden secure the border and put an end to this disastrous crisis,” the governor added for good measure.
“As you know, our nation’s southern border has become a humanitarian and security crisis. This crisis was created by President Biden and is one that requires immediate and decisive action to be stopped,” he had explained. “As Governor of a southern border state, I have watched illegal crossings hit record highs over and over again since President Biden took office. In the absence of federal action, I have deployed unprecedented resources to prevent, deter, and interdict illegal immigration and transnational criminal activity that threatens our citizens. Texas has spent over $3 billion in the past 18 months to curtail the devastation felt by our communities large and small.”
Neither mayor had been overly receptive to the bussing from Texas and Arizona, demanding immediate federal support as local shelters were overrun with only hundreds of asylum seekers.
“Well, this is a very significant issue,” Bowser had said. “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.”
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She had since requested the DC National Guard be mobilized and activated indefinitely to handle the comparatively small matter and Adams had endeavored to berate the governors, labeling them cowards.
“Our country is home of the free, land of the brave. We do not become cowards and send people away who are looking for help,” he said, and later added, “They ended up here because they didn’t get the support there.”
“Our schools are going to be impacted. Our healthcare system is going to be impacted. Our infrastructure is going to be impacted,” Adams lamented as though these were not crippling matters devastating Texas wherein Abbott had raised the danger of drug trafficking as fentanyl had become the “leading cause of death for Americans ages 18 to 45.”
But, while Adams cries out for federal assistance as well, The New York Post reported that he declined the invitation to see firsthand how much worse conditions are at the U.S.-Mexico border as waves of migrants continue to parade up from South and Central America.
Adams’ press secretary Fabien Levy had stated, “Instead of a photo-op at the border, we hope Governor Abbott will focus his energy and resources on providing support and resources to asylum seekers in Texas as we have been hard at work doing in New York City.”
“We continue to work with federal partners to receive additional financial resources immediately, but will never turn our backs on those in need who are arriving here,” Levy added.
No immediate response from Bowser was available but Abbott instructed the mayors, “Please contact my office to make travel arrangements for your visits.”
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