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Sheriffs dealing with the crisis at the southern border have decreed Washington, DC, by declaring a public emergency against fewer than immigrants bused to the sanctuary city by the states of Texas and Arizona. I’m aiming. “Border Town”.
“They don’t see anything. They’re not border towns. They don’t know what border towns are,” Goliad County, Texas Sheriff Roy Boyd told Fox News Digital. .
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a public emergency on Thursday for immigrant buses coming to D.C. from Texas and Arizona since April. She said the move would allow the city to set up an immigration services agency to provide accommodation, medical care, transportation and other services to migrants.
“We are putting in place a framework that allows us to coordinate our response with our partners,” Bowser said Thursday. Given that millions of people move, our main focus is to ensure a humane, efficient and welcoming process that allows people to move to their final destination.”
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She is one of many liberal mayors and officials in the self-proclaimed “sanctuary city” who has sounded the alarm about the influx of immigrants. A Washington DC lawmaker sparked a backlash when he declared, “In many ways, the governors of Texas and Arizona have turned us into a border town.”
While Texas has sent fewer than 10,000 migrants to Washington, D.C., since April, Border Patrol has encountered more than 2 million migrants so far this year, with monthly encounters rising regularly. Over 200,000. Sheriffs and border officials who have dealt with the crisis since shortly after President Biden took office are responding with surprise to the noise coming from the city.
“This is all a series of politics to draw attention to themselves and squeeze a little money out of the federal government or somewhere else so they can use it for what they think they need,” Boyd said. “If they want to see what it looks like, they can come here for us. is pressed against.”
Boyd is one of many sheriffs and border officials who believe that Washington, D.C. and New York are just getting a taste of what Washington, D.C. and New York have been through every day since the crisis began.
“‘Welcome to our world’ is what they say,” Jonathan Thompson, executive director and CEO of the National Sheriff’s Association, told Fox News Digital. “Welcome to the everyday problems we face.
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“Right now, border sheriffs live this every day,” former Texas sheriff Clint McDonald, executive director of the Southwestern Border Sheriffs Coalition, told Fox News Digital. , they have been criticized for asking for help with what they are going through.And now, as major cities are starting to feel this pressure, it is a scenario for them, for the people who live there. It seems like a completely different scenario than…every day.”
He referred to earlier instances where sheriffs faced more than 10,000 immigrants, saying that “no one in the federal government came down to help it.”
“So we have no sympathy for these people,” he said.
Both sheriff groups described their border-based population as overwhelmed and exhausted by the more than 150,000 months of encounters and the cascading effects of the crisis.
“They are overwhelmed,” Thompson said. “They are overwhelmed trying to bring in dead bodies and remains of illegal aliens found in the desert. In communities they are overwhelmed by the lack of human services. The sheer magnitude of what needs to happen to help people care.”
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“They’re upset about what’s going on,” McDonald said. “And this is what happens to our people every day. , we are trying to survive day by day… When our border agents can’t get help, I cry for help.”
Boyd said he supported Abbott’s move and said the focus had returned to the border crisis, which had been ignored by the liberal media.
“It was a great move by Governor Abbott to ensure that the word began to spread through channels that previously ignored the issue.,” He said.
Thompson urged DC to stop blaming border states and focus on the Biden administration.
“We finally have cities and communities that are going through real pain, real suffering. They want to blame someone else. Well, they pick up the phone and dial should do. [The White House]Talk to the president…that’s who owns the policy, whose policy it is and what it’s directing the surge. ”
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McDonald told Fox News Digital that it’s not just Republican sheriffs who are shaken by the crisis, but Democrats as well.
“People at the border realize that this is neither a red problem nor a blue problem. This is a red, white and blue problem,” he said. “And it’s time for America to take care of Americans. And now we’re not doing that.”