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!
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.
D.C. is getting a small example of what tiny TX & AZ border towns have had to deal with every single day, with far less capacity. https://t.co/R45VgE1jOm
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 17, 2022
The Democrats caused these problems, and Bowser knows this. Welp. Maybe look in the mirror.
You wanted open borders, you got ‘em. pic.twitter.com/JB9HYKljc1
— Bleu Cheque (@VERBAL_CHANCLA) July 17, 2022
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