September 29, 2022

Pentagon Doubles Down on Refusal in order to Process DC Migrant Landings

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s request was denied again as she was told this type of task would be inappropriate for the National Guard

The Washington DC National Guard will not help process and house the buses full of illegal immigrants that the governors of Tx and Arizona have been delivering to the nation’s capital, Pentagon Executive Secretary Kelly Bulliner Holly wrote in a letter seen by the media on Tuesday.

This is the second period the Guard has refused Mayor Muriel Bowser’s request for assistance.  

The DC safeguard “ has no particular experience in or practicing this kind of mission or unique skills for providing facility management, feeding, sanitation, or even ground support , ” the official explained. The agency’s response also reiterated the argument earlier this 30 days that deploying the Guard to manage migrants would adversely affect the division’s readiness. The particular secretary also vetoed the usage of the DC Armory to accommodate the new arrivals.  

Holly added there were plenty of NGOs helping out with the migrant concern and that the city could apply directly to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) just for funding if there truly were an emergency.  

Bowser responded using a tweet explaining the city would “ move forward with our planning to ensure that when people are usually coming through DC on the way to their final destination that we have a humane environment for them , ” implying that the new arrivals would certainly merely be passing through the city.  

DC is not the only ‘ blue’ city to have its sanctuary policy stretched thin. New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ administration has struggled to protect its response to the regular stream of new arrivals trickling in to the Port Authority by bus, with the New York Occasions saying the city’s earlier response was marked by “ flailing and missteps. ”

New York City Commissioner with regard to Immigrant Affairs Manuel Castro defended his boss to NBC on Monday, moving the blame to the Texas governor for not informing Adams ahead of time that he would be rerouting migrants to his city. “ Governor Abbott is trying to make this as difficult as possible for us and other cities , ” this individual complained.  

While Castro insisted the town had gotten its reaction in order, putting together “ a coalition of nonprofit organizations ” to deliver food, shelter and “ all kinds of services , ” its shelter system remains dramatically overburdened.  

Before the Times’ criticism, Adams had threatened Abbott with his own politics stunt, promising to fill several buses with Brand new Yorkers and drive down in order to Texas to campaign contrary to the governor’s reelection.

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