Democratic Cities Experience the Staggering Expense of Free Borders!
In April, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott talked about his plan to bus illegal immigrants released by the Biden administration up to D. He said of White House officials, “If they’re not going to come to the border, I’ll take the border to them.”
Arizona did the same thing, and to be honest, I didn’t believe it. Stunts are a normal part of politics, so there’s nothing wrong with them, but I thought the numbers wouldn’t be big enough to get anyone’s attention.
The people who didn’t want the law to be enforced were more harsh, making fun of what they thought was a funny self-own by troglodyte Republican governors. Then-White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, “It’s nice that the state of Texas is helping them get to their final destination.” The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank called the bus trips “a bust” and said they “haven’t had any effect on President Biden, on that government, or even on local authorities.” The New York Times wrote, “Texas’ Busing of Migrants to D.C. Isn’t Having What Abbott Wanted It to Do Yet.”
This week, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser asked the National Guard to help her city deal with the “humanitarian crisis” caused by the large number of people who crossed the border illegally. In a letter to the Department of Defense, she said that the 4,000 people who had come from the Southwest border over the past three months had “overwhelmed” her ability to help.
Wow, 4,000 illegals, you say? Three months or more?
In June, the Border Patrol in Texas caught more than 4,000 people trying to cross the border each day.
Since January 2021, the Biden administration has let more than 1 million illegal immigrants into the US. The small border towns that have had to deal with these people don’t have nearly as many resources as Washington, DC (or New York, where Mayor Adams has also complained, even though the buses are only going to DC). In the Texas border town of Del Rio, which has about 35,000 people, a shanty town with about 15,000 Haitian illegal immigrants popped up almost overnight last fall. In December, the city of Yuma, Arizona, declared a state of emergency because 1,000 people jumped the border every day.
What do Washington and New York have to gripe about, really? Also, both cities say they are safe havens for illegal immigrants and make it hard for federal law to be enforced. But even a small taste of what border towns went through during the Biden Border Crisis is enough to make them squeal.
The current press secretary at the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre, was asked about Mayor Bowser’s request for the National Guard. Unlike her predecessor, she didn’t make fun of the question. She told Peter Doocy of Fox News that the bus operations in Texas and Arizona were “shameful,” “just wrong,” and “a political ploy.” She avoided Doocy’s follow-up question: “Does any of this make the president want to say, “This is putting a lot of stress on small cities and big cities. Maybe I should just close the border.” ”
H.L. Menken said, “Democracy is the idea that the average person knows what he or she wants and deserves to get it the hard way.” Sanctuary cities are also getting what they want, and they are getting it in a big way. “Cry me a frickin’ river,” Rep. Chip Roy of Texas told Tucker Carlson this week.