Arizona mayor slams Biden administration for leaving city 'completely in the dark' while migrants are 'dropped off'

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  one month ago  •  62 comments

By:   Michael Lee (MSN)

Arizona mayor slams Biden administration for leaving city 'completely in the dark' while migrants are 'dropped off'
An Arizona mayor slammed the Biden administration for not providing his city with any documentation on the health status or number of migrants being "dropped off" in the town by the federal government.

I suppose to the Biden Administration, this isn't a crisis as long as they can drop off aliens wherever and whenever they want, thus absolving the Biden Admin. of any responsibility.

Part of the solution to a problem is recognizing when you have one. The Biden Admin. refuses to see it as any kind of problem at all.

No solutions will be forthcoming from it.

Just amnesty and a constant, steady wash of people coming here and many staying here illegally.

No problemo for the Biden Admin!


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An Arizona mayor slammed the Biden administration for not providing his city with any documentation on the health status or number of migrants being "dropped off" in the town by the federal government.

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"We're a very economically depressed community. We can barely afford to take care of the people that we have here in our community now," Gila Bend Mayor Chris Riggs said. "And as of the 2nd [of March], Border Patrol advised us they're basically going to drop people off here and [say] 'They're your problem.'"

Riggs, who is an independent, said so far the administration has left his city "completely in the dark" about the migrants dropped off there, including their health status and how many the city can expect to host.

Riggs also expressed frustration that the situation will cost the city "tens of thousands of dollars a year to be able just to provide them with a bottle of water and a sandwich when they get dropped off."

ARIZONA SHERIFF SAYS BIDEN PLAYING 'POLITICS' AT BORDER IS CREATING 'HUGE CRISIS': 'WE'RE SERIOUSLY IN TROUBLE'

The mayor said that the price tag is a result of the lack of communication from the federal government, which leaves him unprepared.

"They're not able to give us how many. They can't give us what background[s] these people are. They can't tell us what their health issues are. I've got a lot of seniors and elders here between Gila Bend and San Lucy Village that are very susceptible to COVID," Riggs said. "We have not seen the [coronavirus] outbreak that other areas have seen in Arizona, yet we're going to get punished for [the federal government's] choices."

The mayor said that repeated attempts for information have gone unanswered by the administration, leaving him frustrated with trying to pick up the pieces of a "crisis they started."

"We are completely in the dark," Riggs said. "Give us something. We're still not getting anything. So I mean, we're really frustrated with how we're being treated through a crisis that they started."

Riggs isn't the only official in a border state expressing frustration with the new administration's policies, with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announcing he was deploying the National Guard and law enforcement officials to the border to assist with the crisis.

The administration has so far been unwilling to acknowledge the situation at the border is a "crisis," instead insisting that it is a "challenge" that will be overcome as they continue to implement that president's immigration agenda.

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Texan1211
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1  seeder  Texan1211    one month ago

Hell, let's just do away with borders at all.

Democrats will be thrilled, and just think of the money that we spend on "border security" which can be diverted into housing and feeding the millions who will end up coming.

And with the huge push for $15 per hour minimum wage, just think how many U.S. dollars the newly-arrived immigrants will be able to send back to their home countries!

Sounds like a Democratic plan!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Texan1211 @1    one month ago

Sounds like idiotic Republican propaganda.

 
 
 
Ender
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1.1.1  Ender  replied to  Gsquared @1.1    one month ago

It reads like this 'mayor' doesn't know anything. People are supposedly being dropped off in his town and he doesn't know about them?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.2  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Gsquared @1.1    one month ago
Sounds like idiotic Republican propaganda!

Then you simply continue to misunderstand what you have heard.

Democrats want amnesty. Do Republicans?

Democrats are pushing for $15 minimum wage. Are Republicans?

Republicans are for strengthening border security. Are Democrats?

WTF have you "heard" that you claim is Republican propaganda?

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1.3  Greg Jones  replied to  Gsquared @1.1    one month ago

What part of the reality of what is happening at the border are you denying?

Your boy Biden has totally fucked up the "compassionate" Democrat party image with this stupid political stunt.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1.4  Greg Jones  replied to  Ender @1.1.1    one month ago

Of course he knows about them. But he is questioning why Biden didn't warn anyone about this surge of humanity and unaccompanied minors that his open door policy set in motion.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.5  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Ender @1.1.1    one month ago
It reads like this 'mayor' doesn't know anything. People are supposedly being dropped off in his town and he doesn't know about them?

If one actually reads the article, the mayor outlined his problems obtaining info from the Biden Administration.

from the START of the article:

An Arizona mayor slammed the Biden administration for not providing his city with any documentation on the health status or number of migrants being "dropped off" in the town by the federal government.

And:

"They're not able to give us how many. They can't give us what background[s] these people are. They can't tell us what their health issues are."

And

The mayor said that repeated attempts for information have gone unanswered by the administration, leaving him frustrated with trying to pick up the pieces of a "crisis they started."

"We are completely in the dark," Riggs said. "Give us something. We're still not getting anything. So I mean, we're really frustrated with how we're being treated through a crisis that they started."

Yeah, really, really sounds like the mayor can't get diddly-squat from the Biden Administration. And YOU blame the MAYOR?

LMMFAO!

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.6  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.4    one month ago
Of course he knows about them. But he is questioning why Biden didn't warn anyone about this surge of humanity and unaccompanied minors that his open door policy set in motion.

Just a lame attempt to blame a mayor for the failures of the Biden Admin..

Can't be having the Admin. admitting that there even IS a problem, never mind taking any responsibility for their policies.

 
 
 
Ender
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1.1.7  Ender  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.4    one month ago

He doesn't even know how many people were supposedly dropped off in his town.

 
 
 
Ender
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1.1.8  Ender  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.5    one month ago

I can play your game...Did I blame anybody?

I don't recall saying anything was his fault.

Oh yeah, I didn't...

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.9  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Ender @1.1.8    one month ago
It reads like this 'mayor' doesn't know anything. People are supposedly being dropped off in his town and he doesn't know about them?

He doesn't even know how many people were supposedly dropped off in his town.

R-i-g-h-t. 

Of course you weren't blaming the mayor for the failures of the Biden Admin. 

And the sky is raining money today, too.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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1.1.10  Gsquared  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.2    one month ago
WTF have you "heard" that you claim is Republican propaganda?

Your Comment 1.  But you already know that.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.11  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Gsquared @1.1.10    one month ago

Was there anything I wrote that you can really dispute?

I doubt it sincerely.

Or you would have done so by now.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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1.1.12  Gsquared  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.3    one month ago

I'm not denying or affirming anything about what may be happening at the border.  Where did you get that?  Your question is merely a deflection.

My comment is referring to Comment 1, and it still stands.

 
 
 
Ender
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1.1.13  Ender  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.9    one month ago

Show me where I was.

If you are going to accuse me of something, a little proof would be nice.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.14  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Ender @1.1.13    one month ago

Already did.

Read all the posts.

Enough of your  games.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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1.1.15  Gsquared  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.11    one month ago

I sincerely doubt that you don't know your comment was propaganda.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.16  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Gsquared @1.1.15    one month ago

I don't care what you doubt.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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1.1.17  Gsquared  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.16    one month ago
I doubt it sincerely.
I don't care what you doubt.

Same to you.  Only, double.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.18  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Gsquared @1.1.17    one month ago

I appreciate and will take your non-response as acquiescence to the facts laid out in my post.

Thanks!

 
 
 
Ender
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1.1.19  Ender  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.14    one month ago

No you didn't...

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.20  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Ender @1.1.19    one month ago

I did, but I don't have all day and night to explain it to you.

No biggie.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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1.1.21  Gsquared  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.18    one month ago

Your "take" is farcical and irrelevant. 

Have a really wonderful day.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1.22  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.2    one month ago
Democrats want amnesty. Do Republicans?

Who was the last POTUS to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants?

Democrats are pushing for $15 minimum wage. Are Republicans?

Of course not, when was the last time Republicans gave a crap about the working class?

Republicans are for strengthening border security. Are Democrats?

Wrong, Republicans are for building a wall which does nothing about illegal border crossings, but does put a lot of money in their friends pockets.

WTF have you "heard" that you claim is Republican propaganda?

That Trump actually won the election......

 
 
 
Ender
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1.1.23  Ender  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.20    one month ago

You did? Then quote me where I laid any blame on his feet.

Show me the proof...

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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1.1.24  Sean Treacy  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.22    one month ago
Who was the last POTUS to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants?

Barack Obama

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.25  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.22    one month ago
Who was the last POTUS to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants?

That isn't any kind of answer to what I asked.

When the basics can't be answered, why even bother, right?

Deflect away!

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.26  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Ender @1.1.23    one month ago

Read what you wrote, read what I wrote.

I told you I don't have time to explain it all over and over and over again in the hopes you'll get it.

Is there something in that you fail to grasp?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.27  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Gsquared @1.1.21    one month ago
Have a really wonderful day.

Almost always!

thanks!!

 
 
 
Ender
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1.1.28  Ender  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.26    one month ago

It seems there is something you fail to grasp.

You still cannot show in my comment where I blamed him for anything.

Grasping at straws...

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.29  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Ender @1.1.28    one month ago

If you weren't blaming the mayor, then your comments are irrelevant.

Move on now.

 
 
 
Ender
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1.1.30  Ender  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.29    one month ago
then your comments are irrelevant

Not for you to decide.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.31  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Ender @1.1.30    one month ago

My opinion certainly IS for me to decide.

Like it or not, that is the way it is!

 
 
 
Ender
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1.1.32  Ender  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.31    one month ago

Again...not what I said.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.33  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Ender @1.1.32    one month ago

So?

 
 
 
Dulay
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1.1.34  Dulay  replied to  Ender @1.1.7    one month ago

Judging from the seed, the Mayor doesn't have any clue whether ANYONE has actually been dropped off in his town. An article that I read said that CBP is working with NGOs to aid asylum seekers with testing, quarantining if necessary and then transportation to family or friends. 

Me thinks the Mayor dost protest too much. 

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1.35  Ozzwald  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.1.24    one month ago
Who was the last POTUS to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants?
Barack Obama

That is an answer that goes to a right wing conspiracy. 

If it is your answer about amnesty, you are either mistaken, or you are propagating a known falsehood.  But I am sure you would never purposely post a known falsehood, so I assume you are just mistaken.  The correct answer is Ronald Reagan.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986—signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on November 6, 1986—granted amnesty to about 3 million illegal immigrants in the United States.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.36  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Dulay @1.1.34    one month ago

Why is the Biden Admin. not forthcoming with information about who and how many they release into unsuspecting communities?

And how do you know that the folks dropped off in this town were asylum seekers?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1.37  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.25    one month ago
That isn't any kind of answer to what I asked.

History shows that it is Republicans that are pro amnesty.  You do agree that Reagan was a Republican, don't you?

I'm not addressing your question, I am addressing your statement that Republicans want to strengthen border security.  Doesn't the promise of amnesty by Republicans give cause to increased border crossings, more so than anything Biden, or any Democrat, has done?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1.38  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.36    one month ago

And how do you know that the folks dropped off in this town were asylum seekers?

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Prove they weren't...

jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.39  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.35    one month ago

The Seven Amnesties Passed by Congress | NumbersUSA

And Biden is proposing a very large amnesty.

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
1.1.40  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.38    one month ago

I didn't claim they were or weren't.

Why is the Biden Admin. hiding info?

What is he hiding, and why?

 
 
 
gooseisgone
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1.1.41  gooseisgone  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.22    one month ago
Republicans are for building a wall which does nothing about illegal border crossings

Is this comedy? What do illegal aliens shape shift through walls now? 

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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1.1.42  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.39    one month ago
The Seven Amnesties Passed by Congress | NumbersUSA

Congrats, you just proved that A Democratic President did one, and a Republican President did one.  Doesn't exactly prove your point, does it?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
PhD Quiet
1.1.43  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.40    one month ago
I didn't claim they were or weren't.

So to paraphrase, your comment was full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing

 
 
 
Ozzwald
PhD Quiet
1.1.44  Ozzwald  replied to  gooseisgone @1.1.41    one month ago
Is this comedy? What do illegal aliens shape shift through walls now? 

Wait...  Are you claiming that a wall will stop illegal immigrants?  Really????

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But surely it would stop any 8 year old illegal immigrants....

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Good thing that ladders were never invented in Mexico

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Also thankfully there are no Home Depots in Mexico.

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At least we don't have to worry about anyone going under it.

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Dulay
Professor Principal
1.1.45  Dulay  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.36    one month ago
Why is the Biden Admin. not forthcoming with information about who and how many they release into unsuspecting communities?

Ummm, your seed is about ONE Mayor in ONE town who has NO evidence that ANYONE has been dropped off at all. 

And how do you know that the folks dropped off in this town were asylum seekers?

AGAIN, there is NO evidence that ANYONE has been dropped off in 'this town' Tex. In fact, another less bias article states that the NGOs that the Biden Administration is working with have asked the CBP to AVOID releasing anyone in backward towns like Gila Bend because they don't have a bus or train station. 

While not all that are being released are asylum seekers, those that are released in most counties in AZ, like Puma, are being tested before being released to travel. 

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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2  Thrawn 31    one month ago

Lol Gila Bend, what a dump. Hell, immigrants probably made that shit hole a little better.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Thrawn 31 @2    one month ago
.Lol Gila Bend, what a dump. Hell, immigrants probably made that shit hole a little better.

So the immigrants can shelter, feed, and educate themselves, and take care of their own health needs without any help, right?

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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2.1.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1    one month ago

Sure why not. I’m really not all that concerned about immigrants/immigration. I just wanted to make fun of Gila Bend.

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
2.1.2  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Thrawn 31 @2.1.1    one month ago
Sure why not.

No, they can not, and the Biden Admin, made it clear that it isn't even a priority for them to take care of themselves.

Biden admin takes final step to end Trump-era 'public charge' rule - CNNPolitics
 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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2.1.3  Thrawn 31  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.2    one month ago

Meh, again I don’t really care that much. Gila Bend=Trash Pile was my whole point.

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
2.1.4  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Thrawn 31 @2.1.3    one month ago

Sure, sure, THAT is what the whole point of the article was.

Right.

SMMFH

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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3  Greg Jones    one month ago

It appears more so every day that Biden and his handlers did their usual thing and failed to have a plan for this foreseeable out of control event, and didn't even think of possible unintended consequences. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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3.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Greg Jones @3    one month ago
It appears more so every day that Biden and his handlers did their usual thing and failed to have a plan for this foreseeable out of control event, and didn't even think of possible unintended consequences. 

Yep.........

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
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3.2  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Greg Jones @3    one month ago
didn't even think of possible unintended consequences. 

Maybe they all strived to be engineers at some point in their lives. jrSmiley_86_smiley_image.gif

I'm sorry... I couldn't help myself. I'm just kidding around.

 
 
 
321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu
Sophomore Principal
4  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu     one month ago

It seems once again that lack of planning is the real problem. 

We've been down this same road not long ago.

So sad. even kids learn from their mistakes, eventually. 

 
 
 
1stwarrior
Professor Expert
5  1stwarrior    one month ago

Yeah, and you can see the "posters" who just want to play Urinary Olympics and provide absolutely nothing to the discussion.

The mayor's problem is the same one for many, many of the towns/cities in the SW border states.  The Feds don't need to answer to the local communities - not in their chain of command.  Illegal Aliens are continually dropped off in communities, usually at a bus station or train station, so they can get transportation to some other location in wishful thinking that the Illegal Alien can get to a "sponsor" of sorts.  It don't happen.  The Illegal Aliens will usually, if they have the funds, go to a larger city, get off the bus/train and "disappear" into the masses.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
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5.1  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  1stwarrior @5    one month ago
Urinary Olympics

jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif I have never heard it that way! I love it!

 
 
 
jw
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6  jw    one month ago

If I was the governor of a border state, I would be purchasing buses and parking them at the border,  as these illegal immigrants are released or come across the border illegally, I would offer every one of them free transportation to  Washington DC, and would drop them off at Congressional Complex.   When there are thousands of people sleeping on the Whitehouse lawn, maybe something will be done to address the issues at the border. 

 
 
 
1stwarrior
Professor Expert
6.1  1stwarrior  replied to  jw @6    one month ago

Nah - wouldn't work.  The administration would probably call the NG, DC Cops and others to bust up the riot.

 
 
 
jw
Freshman Silent
6.1.1  jw  replied to  1stwarrior @6.1    one month ago

Well until the problem  actually effects the people who are making the decision, nothing will ever change!

 
 
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