Texas Governor Greg Abbott has brought the crisis on the US southern border to the attention of at least one person in Washington, DC: DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Abbott said Thursday that he will continue to send entire buses of illegal immigrants from Texas to the nation’s capital.

Bowser, who only sees what she calls a “humanitarian crisis” when in her city, called on National Guard troops for help after only 4,000 people arrived in Washington.

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Bringing attention to the border crisis

In April, Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said they would send those crossing the border illegally, ostensibly seeking asylum in the United States, on buses bound for Washington DC in response to the immigration policy of President Joe Biden. Since then, Texas has transported around 5,000 migrants by bus, Arizona has transported around 1,000.

At the time, Senator Ted Cruz said of Abbott’s response: liberal elites and the Biden administration really care about the millions of illegal aliens who cross our southern border.

Rep. James Comer (R-KY) said, “They’re going to see, with all these people invading Washington, D.C., like they’ve invaded our border states, and that might make them realize how bad it is. .”

Indeed, it seems that they have seen.

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Mayor blames border states for DC ‘crisis’

Mayor Bowser sent two letters to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin requesting assistance from the National Guard. In one, she blamed Texas and Arizona for the situation in Washington, saying, “The migrant crisis facing our city and our country because of the cruel political game of the governors of Texas and Arizona must be dealt with at the federal level”.

After hearing Mayor Bowser, who has touted the nation’s capital as a “sanctuary city,” now lament that Washington DC is inundated with migrants, Governor Abbott issued a statement:

“Washington, DC finally understands what Texans face every day, as our communities are invaded and overwhelmed by thousands of illegal immigrants thanks to President Biden’s open border policies. If the mayor wants a solution to this crisis, she should call on President Biden to take immediate action to secure the border, which he has failed to do.

“The real ongoing humanitarian crisis is along our southern border. The Biden administration is allowing historic levels of illegal immigrants, weapons, and deadly drugs like fentanyl to flow into our state.

“Texas continues to step up its efforts to respond to this crisis by deploying Texas National Guard soldiers and DPS soldiers, building our own border wall, transporting migrants to our nation’s capital, and returning now illegal immigrants at the border.”

Bowser’s irony and astonishing lack of self-awareness continued. Last weekend, during an appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Bowser said that “…I fear they’ll be trapped on nationwide bus trips as their destinations finals are all over the United States of America”.

The best part? DC taxpayers shouldn’t have to foot the bill for illegal immigrants coming to Washington. Bowser said,

“Local taxpayers are not footing the bill. They shouldn’t take the tab. We really need a coordinated federal response. We know that this is done for refugees arriving in states from all points of the world and the same must be done in the situation. »

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Texas counties declare ‘invasion’

Joe Biden’s immigration policies have turned the border into such a disaster that several Texas counties have declared an invasion.

Stuart Knowlton is the Atascosa County Commissioner. He said: “The governor under the constitution has the right to declare an invasion. He has publicly stated on Fox News that he agrees there is an invasion, but has yet to sign a statement, which would give him the authority to close the border.

If Muriel Bowser complains loud enough to the right people, will the busloads of immigrants dropped off in her town be taken elsewhere? Red States perhaps? Time will tell us. For now, it’s just the latest on the Democrat’s list of “ok for you but not for me.”

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