DC Mayor Muriel Bowser AGAIN asks National Guard to help deal with migrants transported from Texas after Pentagon refused — claiming ‘humanitarian crisis’ is still there
- Last week the Pentagon rejected Muriel Bowser’s plea for troops
- Washington DC mayor filed a follow-up request on Thursday
- She said they could ‘help prevent a protracted humanitarian crisis’
- The letter to the defense minister was sent as more migrants arrived
- Texas bus passengers disembarked in front of the Capitol at dawn
The mayor of Washington DC on Thursday reiterated her plea for soldiers to help with migrants being transported to her city, a week after the Pentagon rejected its request for National Guard deployment.
It came when at dawn another bus from Texas was seen unloading migrants in front of the US Capitol.
In a letter to the Secretary of Defense, Mayor Muriel Bowser said support was needed to “help prevent a protracted humanitarian crisis in our nation’s capital.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is sending migrants arriving in his state to Washington, New York and other cities to show Democratic leaders the extent of the crisis at the border.
Migrants were seen at dawn on Thursday getting off a bus they were boarding in Texas after entering the US from Mexico.
In a tweet highlighting the new request, Bowser said: “We need help from our federal partners in stabilizing and managing our business environment at this critical time.
“I have had the honor of working with the men and women of the DC National Guard many times and today we renewed our request for their assistance.”
Last week, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin declined the initial request, saying the troops’ “readiness” could be compromised if the National Guard led its members into the city to help deal with the 6,200 illegal immigrants dumped into the streets. .
Muriel Bowser on Thursday reiterated her plea for soldiers to help with migrants being transported to her city, a week after the Pentagon rejected her request for National Guard deployment
He also refused to supply the DC Armory to the city to assist with the reception of migrants to the city, claiming that the Department of Defense has determined that FEMA’s emergency food and shelter program “is currently adequately resourced to provide migrant assistance.” to offer’.
In her new letter, Bowser sought to allay the concerns, stressing that it would not be an open request and that emergency services had not yet been able to locate a non-military federal site suitable to serve as a respite center.
Abbott began his initiative in mid-April, saying some of America’s largest cities needed to experience what small border communities were dealing with due to the migration crisis.
A month after Abbott launched the bus program, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey followed suit in mid-May and also began sending migrants to his state to DC and NYC.
So far, at least 6,000 migrants have been bussed from Texas to DC since April. There must have been fewer going to New York City as buses just arrived this month.
Another bus carrying migrants who boarded in Texas is being dropped off Thursday morning near the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
Two more buses arrived at Port Authority in New York City on Wednesday, as Abbott turns attention to The Big Apple after months of sending busloads of undocumented immigrants to DC
Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott wrote an op-ed calling on the mayors of DC and NYC to push President Biden to address the crisis. So far, he has sent 6,000 migrants to DC as part of a mission to transport illegal immigrants out of his state
Two other buses carrying illegal immigrants arrived at the New York City Port Authority around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday. The buses each carried about 95 people.
In response to Abbott’s shifting focus to the Big Apple, Mayor Adams is now threatening to send New Yorkers to Texas in an attempt to overthrow the Republican governor.
As the new migrants got off the bus to the city that never sleeps on Wednesday, they were greeted by protesters who claimed the mayor has no intention of dealing with the attack of new migrants.
Others, however, handed the new migrants $20 bills in an effort to help them start their new lives, as hundreds roam the streets in search of shelter.