Democrat mayors engage in hypocritical whining
Thousands of migrants who have crossed the American border are being sent to several major northern cities, and the local mayors are taking to the airwaves with hypocritical pity stories. They are complaining that they do not have adequate physical facilities and money to accommodate the new arrivals.
They place the blame on southern governors like Greg Abbott, of Texas, and Ron DeSantis, of Florida, for sending the migrants to their cities. They call it heartless — and an endangerment to the migrants. So far, none of the migrants have been injured or died as a result of the travel to their northern destination. If there is any heartlessness or danger to their wellbeing, it is after they arrive in the new cities.
Mayor Eric Adams, of New York, says that the problem would be solved if officials in the Big Apple would be given advance warning. Of course, he said that after repeatedly claiming that the number of migrants are the problem — not so much their arrival times.
In a recent telecast, Adams was joined by Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson and Denver Mayor Mike Johnston in mutual bleating over the number of migrants being sent to their communities. They say it is unsustainable. The migrant problem is consuming up to 10 percent of the billion-dollar municipal budgets.
According to December 2023 figures, New York has received 161,000 migrants in the past year … Chicago 26,000 (since August 2022) … and Denver 35,000. This is a very small number of those crossing the border. Cumulatively, it is only a fraction of the 730,000 migrants who crossed the American border in the last three months – and a pittance of the more than 8 million who entered America illegally since President Biden took office and kicked the border open even further.
These are also the Democrat administrations that have enticed and encourage illegal migrants to come to their cities. They declared themselves to be “sanctuary cities,” where illegal aliens can live without fear of arrest or deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Cities which historically have been offering a range of benefits for migrants entering the United States illegally – such as schooling, welfare, drivers’ licenses and, in some cases, voting rights.
As if that is not enough, the mayor of Denver wants to provide the illegal aliens with work permits so that they would not have to rely on the financial resources of the city – the very thing they offered as an incentive to come to America.
Now that the chickens are starting to roost in their backyard, the mayors are bleating like hungry pigs. Even though the problem rests mostly with the White House and past and current Democrat policies, they point the finger at Abbott and DeSantis. Their only issue with Washington is that they want more money – the Democrats’ evergreen cure-all.
Interestingly, neither Adams, Johnson nor Johnston never called for closing the border – stopping the crisis at the source. They just want two things. More money from Uncle Same and to have the migrants sent someplace else.
It is classic hypocritical NIMBY (not in my back yard). They simply do not want to take responsibility for the crisis they helped cause. What their huge cities cannot accommodate they want handled by much smaller towns. They do not want to raise local taxes to address the problem but want to spread the cost over the national taxpayer base by way of money from Washington. They do not seem interested in stopping the illegal crossings. And they definitely do not want to point a finger at the one person who could take immediate actions to protect the border …. Joe Biden.
Save your sympathy. These mayors are getting what they deserve m—and even less than they deserve.
So, there ‘tis.