Source: Clare M. Lopez, President Lopez Liberty LLC, , July 28, 2022
But DC is declared a “Sanctuary City” by Mayor Bowser. November 2016: Mayor Bowser Issues Statement Reaffirming that DC is a Sanctuary City
Sometimes things are just too ironic to ignore.
Most recent example of pure poetic justice is the Mayor of Washington, DC, Muriel Bowser, sending a desperate letter of request to the Office of the Secretary of Defense on July 19, 2022 and then another directly to President Joe Biden on July 22, 2022, asking that the WDC National Guard be activated indefinitely to deal with the thousands of illegal aliens showing up on her doorstep.
You see, the Governors of Arizona and Texas, thoroughly fed up with the U.S.’s open southern border with Mexico, and completely overwhelmed by the literally hundreds of thousands of illegal border crashers pouring into their states unimpeded by the federal government, have sent more than 140 buses full of these illegals, numbering nearly 4,000 in total (so far), directly to Washington, D.C.
“The situation is dire”, Mayor Bowser cries. Perhaps she now begins to understand what southern border states like Arizona and Texas have been dealing with for the last two years.
Of course, when President Donald Trump officially authorized up to 20,000 National Guard troops to protect the Capitol leading up to January 6, 2021, the good Mayor couldn’t be bothered to accept….but some 25,000 of them flooded WDC after January 6 – and stayed for five months. Now, she wants them back again.
So far, reportedly, the Department of Defense has not responded to the WDC request for troops.
Article referenced: Foxnews, By Timothy H.J. Nerozzi, July 28, 2022
DC Mayor Bowser asks for National Guard help with migrant buses from southern border: ‘Humanitarian crisis’
Border state governors like Greg Abbott and Doug Ducey continue to bus migrants to DC
Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is asking the National Guard to mobilize in an effort to deal with the migrants that are being bused to the city from southern states.
The mayor, who has championed accepting migrants entering the country illegally as a human rights issue, requested the DC National Guard be activated indefinitely to assist with what she called a “humanitarian crisis.”
Bowser is asking that the DC Armory be used as a processing center and DC National Guard resources be used to help field migrants as they arrive by bus.
Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks at a press conference in Washington, DC. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Migrants by the busloads have been sent to the capital by GOP governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona as a political statement over President Biden’s handling of the immigration crisis at the southern border.
Bowser has vocally complained about the migrant surge in her city, suggesting those entering the country are being “tricked” into coming to D.C. but stressed it is “a federal issue that demands a federal response.”
“We don’t see anybody from Mayor Bowser’s office here,” Migrant Solidarity Mutual Aid Network volunteer Isaias Guerrero told the DCist. “We don’t see anybody from the Office of Latino Affairs here to say ‘Welcome, how can we support you’ even if it’s with like waters,” he continues. “People just want to wash their hands because this is seen as a hot potato. But what it should be seen as is an opportunity for us to actually create a model of being welcoming.”
The sustained spike in illegal immigration compounds the ongoing homelessness problem in the nation’s capital.
Bowser appeared on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday to discuss the persistent homelessness problem plaguing her city.
Host Margaret Brennan brought up a Washington Post report that suggested homeless shelters are now being filled with illegal immigrants being bused in from Texas and Arizona.
Bowser admitted that it’s a “significant issue” and called on the federal government to get more involved as she fears illegal immigrants are being “tricked” into traveling to her city.
Fox News’ Lindsay Kornick and Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.