Without question, governors and community leaders in red states bordering Mexico have borne the brunt of Joe Biden’s ‘open door’ immigration policies, most of which were put in place on his first day in office.
Predictably, after Biden reversed most of former President Donald Trump’s enforcement and security initiatives, migrants by the hundreds of thousands began making their way to the U.S. border, with a sizeable portion of them being processed and then released into the country, as before, with a ‘mandate’ to appear before an immigration judge years down the road.
But this time, the migrant explosion has been far greater than at virtually any time in the past, inundating Texas and Arizona, especially, and taxing the states’ ability to cope with the influx.
As a means of sharing the pain, so to speak, Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona began busing some illegal migrants to Washington, D.C., in the spring, and so far, hundreds of trips have been made. In turn, according to reports, the Biden regime began shipping some migrants to New York City.
Now, as their public services become inundated with non-citizens, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser are lamenting their situations public and are appealing for help from the regime claiming — incredibly — that they don’t have enough resources to handle the influx, all while lashing out at Abbott and Ducey, of course.
In response, Abbott has issued the two Democrat mayors a challenge: Come to Texas to see first-hand what he has been dealing with for more than a year before complaining about a few thousand migrants they have had to deal with.
“I invite the Mayors of New York City & Washington, D.C. to visit our border region to see firsthand the humanitarian crisis created by Biden’s reckless open border policies. Texas is doing the job the federal government should be doing,” Abbott said in a tweet that contained a screengrab of a letter he sent to both mayors.
I invite the Mayors of New York City & Washington, D.C.
to visit our border region to see firsthand the humanitarian crisis created by Biden's reckless open border policies.
Texas is doing the job the federal government should be doing. pic.twitter.com/JY6OjVt3d9
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) August 1, 2022
“Your recent interest in this historic preventable crisis is a welcome development–especially as the President and his Administration have shown no remorse for their actions nor desire to address the situation themselves,” he wrote.
“As Governor, I invite you to visit our border region to see firsthand the dire situation that only grows more urgent with each passing day, and to meet with the local officials, who like yourselves, realize this matter deserves immediate federal action,” Abbott noted further.
“I also ask you to join me in requesting President Biden secure the border and put an end to this disastrous crisis,” the GOP governor continued.
“As you know, our nation’s southern border has become a humanitarian and security crisis. This crisis was created by President Biden and is one that requires immediate and decisive action to be stopped,” Abbott further explained. “As Governor of a southern border state, I have watched illegal crossings hit record highs over and over again since President Biden took office.
“In the absence of federal action, I have deployed unprecedented resources to prevent, deter, and interdict illegal immigration and transnational criminal activity that threatens our citizens. Texas has spent over $3 billion in the past 18 months to curtail the devastation felt by our communities large and small,” he noted.
Not surprisingly, one of the mayors — Adams — has already declined Abbott’s invitation (after calling Abbott a “coward” not so ironically).
“Instead of a photo-op at the border, we hope Governor Abbott will focus his energy and resources on providing support and resources to asylum seekers in Texas as we have been hard at work doing in New York City,” Adams’ press secretary, Fabien Levy, said, according to the New York Post.
“We continue to work with federal partners to receive additional financial resources immediately, but will never turn our backs on those in need who are arriving here,” Levy added.
It’s not yet clear if Bowser will go, according to The American Wire, but we would not advise anyone to hold their breath waiting for a response.