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Democrat D.C. Mayor Bowser Complains About TX and AZ Sending Illegal Immigrants to Her City

Democrat D.C. Mayor Bowser Complains About TX and AZ Sending Illegal Immigrants to Her City

Um, your party caused this border crisis. Also, Bowser has donated a ton of money to open borders groups and doesn’t want illegal immigrants in D.C.? D.C. is supposed to be a sanctuary city.

***Leslie Eastman helped with this post.

Democrat D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and her party can dish it but cannot take it. I thought D.C. was a sanctuary city!

We know the feds quietly ship illegal immigrants around the country. But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made it known his state would (and has!) put illegal immigrants on buses and move them to D.C.

After all, Bowser has thrown almost $1 million at open borders groups to help illegal immigrants. For example, in 2019, Bowser gave one group $100,000 to help illegal immigrants become citizens:

The recent $100,000 allocation is going to a group called National Immigration Forum that advocates “lawful permanent residence” for the nation’s estimated 11.4 million illegal immigrants. The nonprofit supports “commonsense immigration, citizenship and integration policies” and helps businesses assist immigrant employees with the citizenship process by focusing on “English language learning” to help immigrants become full participants in the workplace, community and economy. “Statistics show a direct correlation between immigrant integration and happier, more effective workers — which directly impacts business profitability,” National Immigration Forum claims. The group’s executive director, Ali Noorani, says the DC taxpayer dollars will help new Americans reach their full potential. “We are proud to partner with Mayor Bowser on this initiative that’s a win-win for Washington, DC, businesses and employees alike,” Noorani said.

But now Bowser is mad because buses with illegal immigrants have arrived in D.C. She wants the federal government, which pushes for open borders and doesn’t do anything about immigration, to step in and stop Texas from “tricking” these people from getting on these buses.

It is so hard to follow their so-called logic. I do not get it.

When asked about the homeless problem in DC, Bowser addressed the busing issue on Face the Nation:

MARGARET BRENNAN: So, I’m wondering then in an environment where we are now where interest rates are going up, is that discouraging builders from producing what you need? Do you need the federal government to step in and provide some sort of support?

MAYOR BOWSER: Well, we certainly are going to be able to do less with the very historic investments that we’ve made. So, we’re concerned about that. But what I know that we’re-we’re doing everything locally that we can. We have a tool called the Housing Production Trust Fund. On this year alone, we’ll invest $450 million in new units. We’ve set a goal of building 36,000 new units. So, we’re always looking for the federal government to be a partner, and I have to say, that in coming out of this pandemic, and everything that the federal government was able to do to help cities like ours keep people housed with American Rescue Plan dollars, with making sure that we’re preventing evictions, and keep-keep people from getting evicted, has been very helpful.

MARGARET BRENNAN: The Washington Post reported last week that homeless shelters in D.C. were filling up. And groups are getting overwhelmed by these buses that the governors of Texas and Arizona are sending here full of migrants. How significant is this influx? How many people?

MAYOR BOWSER: Well, this is a very significant issue. 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.

But but but I thought Bowser wanted to help illegal immigrants. Leslie pointed out that while D.C. City Council condemned AZ and TX they also had harsh words for Bowser:

“We condemn these actions by Governors Abbott and Ducey, who have demonstrated no regard for people who are exercising their human right to seek asylum,” the letter reads. “The District, on the other hand, has a history of serving all residents who settle here, regardless of immigration status.”

[Council Member Brianne Nadeau] says the mayor has the power to direct contingency funding toward the issue, not the Council. She said she is hopeful the mayor will act soon as their practical and altruistic reasons for the District to assist.

“First of all, we are receiving migrants from Texas and Arizona, whether we want to or not,” Nadeau said. “That is what the Republican governors of those states have decided to do in a political game they’re playing with President Biden that is taking people’s lives in their hands. And, so as the receiving jurisdiction, we are tasked with greeting them and making sure that they can get on their way.”

Leslie also showed me this tweet.

The Democrats caused these problems, and Bowser knows this. Welp. Maybe look in the mirror.

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Shocking! The DC Mayor is upset that relatively small numbers of illegal aliens are present in her community and thereby siphoning scarce public resources intended for lawful DC residents. The fact that the 4,000 who were transported to DC over a period of months is less than the daily total released into some much smaller border communities with far less resources than DC seems lost on her. This is what border communities and border States have faced for years.

The tactics employed by Arizona, Texas and to a lesser extent Florida seem to have caused the DC Mayor to consider the strain these illegal immigrants place on a community but not until it hit her own community. Perhaps it’s time to expand and accelerate the program to find out if a similar recognition can be replicated nationwide.

    r2468 in reply to CommoChief. | July 18, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    If 4000 is a problem, send her 40,000. That should fix the problem.

      ConradCA in reply to r2468. | July 18, 2022 at 12:38 pm

      Texas and Florida should seek donations from the public to fund the bus trips. They also need to stop welfare for illegals and especially the illegals who “miss” their court dates for deportation.

    Peabody in reply to CommoChief. | July 18, 2022 at 2:46 pm

    Yeah, poor thing. She’s crying up a storm. As Leslie Gore once said, “You would cry too, if it happened to you.”

Gov Abbott should make sure that the worst of the criminals, terrorists and MS-13 gang members are all on these buses.. And make sure they bring lots and lots of fentanyl with them.

    gonzotx in reply to wsot23887. | July 18, 2022 at 8:34 am

    Abbott needs to declare an appointment invasion and shit down the boarder
    Let’s see the Feds try to come in

    Milhouse in reply to wsot23887. | July 18, 2022 at 10:42 am

    How can he do that? Remember, these bus trips are entirely voluntary. Nobody can be forced to sign up for them. I would imagine MS-13 types have their own plans and their own resources, once they’re in the country. They’re probably not the ones packing the homeless shelters.

      Arminius in reply to Milhouse. | July 18, 2022 at 7:52 pm

      They’re probably not the ones packing the homeless shelters.

      Why not? They’re criminals. If we’re stupid enough to provide the services they’ll grab up all they can.

      There’s a reason I don’t use public transportation. I was doing what I thought was the responsible thing and taking the train. Some guy who claims to be Aryan Brotherhood walks up on me and mistakes me for Mexican Mafia member and starts talking to me like we’ve been doing business all our lives.

      This actually isn’t entirely out of the realm of possibility because I’m a swarthy Mediterranean type and I get a tan I can pass for Mexican. Or Iranian. Racist is a word I think is almost always misused, but I’ve lost track of the times I got into fights when some drunk took a dislike to my misperceived ethnicity. It became tiresome.

      There is a point. This guy is telling me how he’s moving up in the ranks and the brotherhood is going to get him an apartment and a car. Then he digs into a trash can and pulls out some half eaten container of food and starts eating it. While telling me how important he is.

      I’m looking at this guy in disbelief. Finally I tell him I’m not Carlos the Mexican Mafia Member. “Dude, you’re eating from a garbage can.”

      Seriously, how intimidated should any of be by some guy eating out of a garbage can? Most people who claim to be gang members are wannabes. They’re just small time hoods trying to pump themselves up.

        Arminius in reply to Arminius. | July 18, 2022 at 8:05 pm

        Thank the Lord for Uber/Lyft. I don’t have to share my car with 50 random strangers.

        If anyone imagines I’m telling tales to make me sound like a tough guy, get that thought out of your head. You get into a fight and anything can happen. My preferred method of fighting is not fighting.

        And now we have a Manhattan DA emphasizing my point.

        https://nypost.com/2022/07/06/self-defense-is-a-right-its-time-for-nyc-to-ditch-alvin-bragg/

        I’m sure some New Yorker will be along shortly to lecture I don’t understand all the nuances, blah, blah, blah. I understand perfectly. Leftists like Bragg don’t think I have a life worth defending.

DC needs to shore up its borders but what can they do? We know walls don’t work….

I see a future where Federal Troops are called in to stop Illegal Immigrants at the Border – of Washington DC

She do look a little bit like Marion Barry. I wonder, do she has he DNA?

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.

If you can explain how you arrive at “places all over the USA” without taking “nationwide bus trips”, please explain it to me.

Is this that famous ‘liberal logic’?

    You fly!

    Gosport in reply to rinardman. | July 18, 2022 at 10:59 am

    I didn’t know we were operating an illegal alien travel agency on the border where they can pick and chose where they are sent.

    “Senor, this is the bus. Your options are to stay right here in detention, go back where you came from, or get on the bus. Decide.”

      Milhouse in reply to Gosport. | July 18, 2022 at 4:49 pm

      That is not how it works. The feds release these people, because they have nowhere to hold them. There is nothing TX can do about that. TX then offers them a free bus ride to DC. It’s entirely up to them whether to accept the offer. TX can’t force them on to the bus; that would be a felony and whichever state law officer did it would be arrested and go to prison. So this is the only option.

      It’s possible that some of them aren’t aware they can refuse the offer; thankfully there’s no Miranda-type requirement to inform them of their rights. But if they’re savvy, or someone has already informed them, there’s nothing that can be done about it. That’s just how it is.

        henrybowman in reply to Milhouse. | July 18, 2022 at 11:51 pm

        “You can stay here in Texas, where everybody and his wife resents you being here and owns a big-ass shotgun, or you can take this air-conditioned bus with reclining seats to our nation’s capital, which is inhabited and run almost entirely by the people who invited you into our country. Alllll aboarrrrrrrd!”

It’s not a homeless problem, or at least a much easier one. Traditional homelessness goes by the mnemonic CATO

40% crazy
30% addicts
20% tramps (like the lifestyle)
10% out of luck

Only the last can be helped. The immigrants mostly likely would resemble the 10% group, not the traditional homeless spectrum.

    ConradCA in reply to rhhardin. | July 18, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    90%+ are drug addicts and alcoholics. They choose to be homeless so they have more money to spend on drugs, booze and cigarettes.

    When people who collect welfare and live on the streets we should withhold 50% of their welfare as “rent”. This portion of their welfare is intended to pay for their housing and when they choose to stay on the street they shouldn’t receive it. This money should go to local government to pay for the problems the homeless cause.

Classic leftist NIMBY syndrome.

She, and the feds, want them so bad, they can have them.

Any buses to Delaware planned?

livefreeorpie1791 | July 18, 2022 at 8:12 am

DC was a banana republic before the illegals got there. Not sure what she’s complaining about. Can’t get any worse than it already is, and isn’t this what she wanted?

    Washington used to be a “chocolate city”. Now they are losing their ethnic purity.

      CommoChief in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 18, 2022 at 8:59 am

      This is a very underestimated piece of the puzzle. Resources and positions in the bureaucracy and politics are finite. The d/prog ‘people of color’ BS overlooks the tension between groups competing for scarce resources and positions.

      You have large numbers of fossilized d/prog occupying political offices, key leadership roles in academia and within the bureaucracy of govt. These folks crave power and won’t willingly give it up. For decades they have told their black allies and constituents that ‘their turn’ is next, but that turn is always delayed.

      Now there are more Hispanics than Blacks and a growing population of Asians who want ‘their turn’ as well. Not to mention immigrant Blacks who don’t quite fit the culture of the native born Black community.

      When the music stops everyone will want to make sure they have a chair. The d/prog continue to have prominent positions occupied by the Silent generation; Feinstein, Biden, Pelosi much less the huge number of boomers. Add the generational conflict to the puzzle with Gen X running out of patience for their turn much less Gen Y (millennials) like AOC.

      The d/prog insistence on emphasising group identity and divvy up the pie by % is setting the stage for a tribal and generational battle within their party for allocation of scarce resources. The progressive white female Karen who has used gender and ideology to gain a position is unlikely to fare well in this upcoming competition when it shifts towards tribalism as the determining factor.

This means we should send more until they go and yell at the pedophile in the white house to stop letting the criminals in illegally.

What is Bowser complaining about? She fully supports her Party’s open border policy. Therefore she should embrace all those illegals coming to her City. She should also be grateful those other states picked up the transportation cost.

    SeiteiSouther in reply to Photoman42. | July 18, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Yes, this is the direct result of her view, and the administration’s, on the open borders policy. She then has the temerity to bitch about it affecting her and DC.

    Life sucks, get a helmet, mayor.

    CDR D in reply to Photoman42. | July 18, 2022 at 11:01 am

    Yes, but her city is firmly in the D’Rat column. These illegals need to stay in the Red States where D’Rat operatives can fill out their mail-in ballots.

JackinSilverSpring | July 18, 2022 at 9:30 am

Open borders for thee but not for me, which essentially is Bowser’s mantra.

Anyone think she will call the National Guard this time?

    henrybowman in reply to Dimsdale. | July 18, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    Ha ha! I don’t think DC qualifies to have its own National Guard, and she’s powerless to call up anyone else’s

      Milhouse in reply to henrybowman. | July 18, 2022 at 4:54 pm

      DC does have its own National Guard, but the mayor is not in its chain of command. Its ground component reports to the Army Secretary and its air component to the Air Force Secretary. If the mayor wants its help, she has to apply to one or both of them.

And, of course, this was exactly the point of the stunt.

Fat_Freddys_Cat | July 18, 2022 at 10:25 am

It’s doubly funny because Democrats usually insist that illegal immigrants aren’t a burden on public resources.

Hypocrisy is the vile Dumb-o-crats’ calling card. Well, that, plus, their pathological narcissism and obnoxious totalitarianism.

The Laird of Hilltucky | July 18, 2022 at 11:02 am

Here’s an idea: Have a drawing when the bus gets to DC. Five of the passengers on the bus will each win $1,000. $5,000 is cheap for a busload of illegals. Heck, I’d bet there are hundreds of thousands of Americans who would pony up $10 to support this.

    That would be a good idea if they had trouble finding volunteers. I haven’t heard that. As far as I know they are getting enough volunteers to fill all the buses they’re sending, and they’re not planning to increase the number of buses. Maybe they should, but I don’t know how many buses they have available for this.

She’s upset because all the parasites in D.C. don’t want the competition.

Keep up the good work Gov. Abbott!

henrybowman | July 18, 2022 at 2:32 pm

How’s it feel, Muriel?
“We’re all in this together!!” 🤣🤣🤣

She doesn’t want illegal immigrants in D.C.?! Good, send more!

Well DC Mayor, we don’t like in our cities either. These invaders of our country need to be stopped! How about we all agree to finish President Trump’s wall and keep them out? There is a process of legal immigration that needs to be followed. Round them up, send them back, and build the wall!

As said earlier: we aren’t a travel agency for people here illegally. They should be thankful they can’t be sent back over the border via catapult.

Poor pitiful Mayor Bowser…..why doesn’t everybody feel as sorry for her as she does for herself?