Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s immigration practices have the open borders crowd outraged. It started with his pledge last spring to continue building the wall on the southern border, followed by an increase in the presence of state law enforcement and the National Guard along the border. As he stated earlier this week, “In the absence of federal action, I have deployed unprecedented resources to prevent, deter, and interdict illegal immigration and transnational criminal activity that threatens our citizens.”
But the good governor upped his game by sending chartered busloads of illegal immigrants to the nation’s capital. And that finally piqued the attention of the suits dictating federal immigration policy from the comforts of the Swamp.
Mr. Abbott is not quite finished sharing the plight of the immigrant with the rest of the United States: He politely invited the leaders of two of America’s largest cities to visit his state and see firsthand the depth of the humanitarian crisis afoot. The invitation to New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser read in part:
“As law enforcement agents along the Texas-Mexico border respond to thousands of illegal crossings each and every day, putting their lives on the line for Texans and for all Americans, the crisis demands the attention of not only the Biden Administration, which is responsible for securing the border, but of leaders across the country.”
In political speak, this means, “okay, liberals, put your money where your mouth is,” or however that saying goes.
All Aboard! Abbott’s Immigration Practices on the Move
Abbott and Arizona’s Governor Doug Ducey have taken advantage of the liberal-run cities by sending them 200 buses loaded down with a total of more than 4,000 illegal immigrants in search of a better home over the last few months. Admittedly, it is a paltry number compared to the nearly 200,000 each month suffered in border towns along the 1,954-mile international boundary. Nevertheless, this influx of asylum seekers was so alarming that New York City and Washington, DC, begged for Biden to intervene.
“This city was already dealing with a shelter population, and we’re going to need help to deal with this unprecedented surge,” the New York Mayor complained. Again, Mr. Adams, that surge is nothing compared to the number of people pouring into tiny towns and rural communities along the border with little to no resources to help.
Doubling down on the stress, Mayor Muriel Bowser’s council members said community organizations and activists are “burned out and overwhelmed” now that the “border has come to DC” after two months of drop-offs. Can they imagine how the folks down south must feel?
What’s Good for the Goose
To handle the influx of immigrants, Mayor Bowser called up the National Guard. When former President Trump asked for that assistance as an unprecedented two million illegal immigrants were caravanning towards the America, Democrats across the nation threw a tantrum. But now those same political leaders are afraid of a couple extra thousand folks? As for Mr. Adams, he sounded the alarm that has been echoing in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico for years: that the additional people have proven a “real burden” on public services and safety nets for their citizens. In his words: “There is just a whole host of things that this is going to produce. We need help.”
As for Governor Abbott, the man responsible for the hottest ticket in political theater, He is happy with the attention that a few thousand people out of two million have created: “The Biden administration… has to realize exactly the chaos they have created and correct it,” he recently stated. But will Adams and Bowser take the opportunity to learn about this national crisis firsthand or wait on a briefing with the one person in charge of this mess in the Biden administration, the Czarina of the Border herself, Vice President Kamala Harris? I think we already know the answer to that question.