Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Seven Prominent Democrats Turn On Biden Over Soft Border Policies: ‘federal Crisis of Inaction’; Pressure Mounts on Biden as Democrats Call for Action On Migrants

Seven prominent Democrats turn on Biden over soft border policies: ‘federal crisis of inaction’:
A growing number of Democrats have turned on President Biden over his policies at the southern border, as the continuing migrant crisis brings chaos to cities across the country.
From Massachusetts to Arizona, The Post has noted seven prominent liberal politicians and one independent officeholder who say the president needs to do more to stem the flow of migrants to American cities.
Most recently, Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey said her state has taken charge while the federal government has been missing in action, as she declared a state of emergency last week over the migrant crisis in her state.
“Massachusetts has stepped up to address what sadly has been a federal crisis of inaction that is many years in the making,” she said in her letter to the feds.
With nearly 5,600 migrant families — more than 20,000 individuals — currently in state shelter, including children and pregnant women, Healey also demanded the Biden administration pay for the expenses.
A Chicago politico challenged Biden to tour overrun migrant camps in the city, which The Post reported as one of the top five destinations in the US for migrants last week.
“I invite you to see firsthand what we are forced to do while waiting for [US Citizenship and Immigration Services] to take the steps necessary to move the needle on this crisis,” wrote Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez in an open letter to the commander-in-chief last month.
“This facility, along with the 11 shelters offering semi-permanent housing to the migrants and asylum-seekers, are pushing our city to the brink unnecessarily because of the lax response from [Homeland Security] Secretary [Alejandro] Mayorkas and USCIS Director [Ur] Jaddou.”
“They were ignoring this crisis that’s been going since Joe Biden took office,” according to Republican National Congressional Committee spokeswoman Savannah Viar, who pushed back during a phone interview Monday. --->READ MORE HERE
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Pressure mounts on Biden as Democrats call for action on migrants:
As more and more blue-state political leaders call for immediate federal action to address the influx of migrants to their cities and states, one thing is clear: Republicans like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott have gotten what they wanted.
Abbott has been bussing migrants from Texas to cities across the country, predominantly in blue states, for over a year. Republicans have argued they’re trying to spread out the burden their border states feel from the influx of migrants, and claim Democrats should put their money where their migrant policies are.
The policy has inspired other Republican governors to follow suit and elevate the war of political stunts, ultimately leading to accusations they’re using migrants as political pawns, and putting them in danger along the way.
But now, some of the loudest voices calling for President Joe Biden’s administration to marshal resources to help address the situation are coming from inside his own party.
Massachusetts Democratic Gov. Maura Healey declared a state of emergency this week due to the uptick in migrants and refugees. In a letter to Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas, Healey wrote the state “has stepped up to address what sadly has been a federal crisis of inaction that is many years in the making.”
And New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams wants the federal government to declare a state of emergency as his city predicts asylum seekers may cost the city billions. --->READ MORE HERE
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