Apparently, democrats are just now discovering that illegal immigration leads to overcrowding.
Mayor Muriel Bowser was a guest on CBS’ “Face the Nation” over the weekend.
She was asked about a Washington Post article stating that homeless shelters were filling up in DC due to an influx of illegal migrants being bused in from Texas and Arizona.
Mayor Bowser claims that these migrants are being “tricked” into boarding buses from Texas and Arizona to DC.
Bowser says she wants the federal government to step in and do something about it:
“We have for sure called on the federal government to work across state lines to prevent people from really being tricked into getting on buses.”
It almost sounds like she’s against illegal immigration…
Maybe she should take up her concerns with the Biden Administration instead of Texas and Arizona.
Mayor Bowser claims illegal immigrants crowding DC homeless shelters are asylum seekers 'tricked' onto buses https://t.co/jxX1SOpziP
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 18, 2022
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser was asked by CBS host Margaret Brennan about reports that illegal immigrants were being bused in from places like Texas and Arizona, resulting in overcrowded homeless shelters in DC.
Here’s what Mayor Bowser had to say as reported by Fox News:
“Well, this is a very significant issue. We have for sure called on the federal government to work across state lines to prevent people from really being tricked into getting on buses. We think they’re largely asylum seekers who are going to final destinations that are not Washington, D.C. I worked with the White House to make sure that FEMA provided a grant to a local organization that is providing services to folks. I fear that they’re being tricked into nationwide bus trips when their final destinations are places all over the United States of America,” Bowser said.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has sent multiple buses of illegal immigrants to Washington D.C. to manage the growing numbers pouring in from the border. His order to bus migrants to D.C. came after multiple border communities have complained about an influx of illegal immigrants.
Bowser claims that the migrants should be spread equally around the country.
Funny how she wasn’t previously worried about the overcrowding in Texas and Arizona though…
Homeless shelters in Washington D.C. are filling up with asylum seekers from Texas and Arizona. Mayor Bowser says “I fear that they're being tricked into nationwide bus trips when their final destinations are places all over the United States of America.” pic.twitter.com/7OOH6F2Dpl
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) July 17, 2022
Border crisis comes to DC area after Texas, Arizona governors start directing illegal aliens to capital region. https://t.co/xnACvxL3tm
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) July 14, 2022
Another bus load of #migrants arrives in DC this morning. Families from Central and South America hoping to find a better life in the US. Sent here by the state of Texas. Humanitarian groups say the situation is overwhelming. A live update from Union Station at 7am @fox5dc pic.twitter.com/ni6Zvcgjb4
— Bob Barnard (@barnardfox5dc) July 15, 2022
Mayor Muriel Bowser criticized the migrant buses heading to Washington, D.C., saying asylum-seekers are being "tricked" into traveling away from their intended destinations.https://t.co/QxtgViNbQ7
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 18, 2022
(It is not fun to live in a city where this is going on….Congress should have fixed immigration years ago ) DC homeless shelters are filling up with migrants from Arizona and Texas Mayor Muriel Bowser claims | Daily Mail Online https://t.co/swsy4SumXq
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) July 17, 2022
Daily Mail with more:
Washington, D.C.’s homeless shelters are filling up because Texas Governor Greg Abbott is sending busloads of migrants from his state to the nation’s capital, Mayor Muriel Bowser claimed Sunday morning.
The D.C. mayor is requesting that Abbott stop preventing migrants from getting to their final destinations.
Arizona’s Governor Doug Ducey followed Abbott’s lead earlier this summer as they both started sending migrants from their respective states to D.C. to take some of the load off of the migration crisis hitting border states.
Due to this initiative, homeless shelters in the nation’s capital are starting to cap out with these asylum-seekers.
Funny how democrats only care when it affects their cities.
BREAKING REPORT: DC Mayor Muriel Bowser claims her city's HOMELESS SHELTERS ARE FILLING UP WITH MIGRANTS from Arizona and Texas, as she hits back at Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for shipping migrants to nation's capital..
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) July 17, 2022
Democrats just LOVE illegal migrants—until they have to look after them! That’s when they start talking about how the migrants got “tricked” into getting on buses and coming to DC in search of free housing, free services and free food https://t.co/yOToVvTWWa
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) July 18, 2022
Poor, poor corrupt Muriel Bowser. Greg Abbott is literally saying "You want them, you can have them" and instead of welcoming them, Bowser complains b/c it is costing DC $$$$$$. Too fu*cking bad.
Thank you Gov Abbott!!!
— Chassie (@chassie0094) July 18, 2022
Maybe Muriel Bowser and DC realizes now why Texas and Arizona are feeling so overwhelmed with migrants! Keep shipping the migrants Greg Abbott! https://t.co/Xttdv8tf8E
— Kaitlyn (@KateSwak) July 18, 2022
Mayor Muriel Bowser tells Texas governor Greg Abbott to stop sending those tacos to D.C… pic.twitter.com/ZeNw2F3UlG
— 🇺🇸Ultra-MAGA DEPLORABLE🇺🇸 (@DanCook26214426) July 18, 2022