Sunday, March 29, 2020

‘Sanctuary’ Cities That Rejected Federal Law Are Now Pleading For Federal Help

Localities that declared themselves “Sanctuary Cities” to reject federal law and coordination in order to harbor illegal immigrants are now begging for federal help in the face of the Wuhan virus pandemic.
New York City, which has become the epicenter of the Wuhan virus outbreak in the United States, is seeing a surging case load overwhelm its hospitals. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned Thursday that the situation has become so dire the city’s morgues are reaching capacity. Hospitals are stretched thin with dwindling supplies as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the state’s governor Andrew Cuomo plead for resources from the feds, all while skirting immigration laws as a sanctuary state and city.
Last week, Mayor de Blasio urged President Donald Trump to dispatch the military as the cases began to surge, but simultaneously taking the crisis opportunity to criticize the president.
“The fate of New York City rests in the hands of one. He is a New Yorker. And right now, he is betraying the city he comes from,” de Blasio said, never mind that the mayor’s own lackluster response likely exacerbated the problem by encouraging New Yorkers to go to the movies and hesitating to close schools as the virus was blowing up.
De Blasio demanded 15,000 ventilators, 3 million N95 masks, 50 surgical masks, and 25 million surgical gowns, coveralls, and pairs of gloves in addition to mobilizing the military.
Gov. Cuomo made a similar request on Tuesday, calling on federal help to supply the state 30,000 ventilators from the national stockpile of medical supplies which only has little more than half that number in storage.
So far, the federal government has largely tried to adequately respond to the pleas for help with the available resources on hand, as it reasonably should.
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