Gov. Greg Abbott’s office claims Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser sees only a “fraction of the disaster” on the southern border after complaining that her city’s homeless shelters are filling up with migrants who be transported by bus Texas and Arizona.
“Border communities are being overrun and overwhelmed, and Governor Abbott launched the border bus mission back in April to support those communities asking for help when the Biden administration drops migrants,” Abbott spokeswoman Renae Eze told DailyMail.com in a statement.
She added, “As our nation’s capital now experiences a fraction of the disaster caused by President Biden’s reckless open-border policy that our state faces every day, perhaps he will finally do his job and secure the border.” “
Abbott’s response comes after Bowser lamented Sunday that Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey were sending migrants to DC under the false pretense that they would then be transported to a third ultimate destination.
“Now that’s a very important issue,” Bowser told CBS’s Face the Nation news program Sunday morning. “We’ve definitely called on the federal government to work across state lines to prevent people from really being tricked into getting on buses.”
“I’m concerned that if their ultimate destinations are anywhere in the United States, they will be lured into nationwide bus travel,” she added.
Since April, the two states have sent at least 4,000 migrants to the country’s capital.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s team said Monday Washington, DC is experiencing “a fraction of the disaster President Biden created” now that they are feeling the impact of the migrants sent there from Texas and Arizona
A spokesman for Abbott (pictured) told DailyMail.com in a statement: “Governor Abbott launched the border bus mission back in April to support those communities asking for help where the Biden administration is dropping off migrants.”
According to Abbott, the goal was to bring the crisis to the doorsteps of President Joe Biden and other DC elites for a stronger government response to the southern border crisis.
Eze told DailyMail.com that “Biden’s open borders policy has created an ongoing humanitarian crisis, with record high illegal crossings and deadly drugs like fentanyl flooding our state.”
In June, the number of migrants detained by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) actually fell for the first time in five months.
Even so, Bowser says Washington, DC’s homeless shelters are filling up due to the increase in migrants in the city, and she’s demanding that Abbott and Ducey stop blocking migrants from reaching their final destinations.
Ducey followed Abbott’s lead earlier this summer, sending migrants from their respective states to DC to help ease the burden on their state communities.
Homeless shelters in the country’s capital are beginning to end up with these asylum seekers as a result of this initiative.
Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser blasted Abbott and Arizona GOP Gov. Doug Ducey for bringing migrants from their states to the nation’s capital, claiming they were responsible for the surge in overcrowded homeless shelters
Comes in numbers amid the latest report showing migrant crossings fell for the first time in five months in May-June
Bowser said that the people who arrive in their city on these buses “are largely asylum seekers traveling to final destinations that are not Washington DC.”
Since April, Texas and Arizona have sent a combined 4,000 migrants to the district, with officials in both states claiming migrants voluntarily agreed to take the bus trip north.
However, it seems that participants in the trips may have felt that they would have an end destination other than DC
An asylum-seeking mother of two from Venezuela said WUSA9 She was told Thursday in Texas that she and her family would be sent to Colorado upon arrival in the nation’s capital, which never happened.
Another mother of three said a Texas official told her someone in DC was transporting her family to Chicago.
“But it was all a lie,” she said.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott began sending asylum seekers to DC in April to transport the migration crisis to where lawmakers and the President would see it more clearly. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey followed suit in May
Since April, Texas and Arizona have sent a combined 4,000 migrants to the district, but they are reportedly volunteering for the trip under the false pretense that they are being sent to a third ultimate destination
While it’s unclear who is promising this assistance to bus passengers, nonprofits in the district claim they’ve heard similar stories from those posted outside of Union Station.
Bowser assured that DC taxpayers are not footing the bill for the growing homeless population with migrants from Texas and Arizona.
The latest comes as June migration numbers were released.
The drop to 207,416 Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encounters comes after four straight months of increases in the spring, with the highest-ever reading of 240,991 in May.
President Joe Biden has seen record high migration numbers as part of his administration’s policy, which progressive Democrats find too tough and Republicans far too lax, leading to the crisis.