White House frustrated as Washington mayor seeks troops to help handle migrants | Reuters

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  2 months ago  •  8 comments

By:   Ted Hesson (Reuters)

White House frustrated as Washington mayor seeks troops to help handle migrants | Reuters
Thousands of migrants bused to Washington in recent months by Republican governors of states on the U.S.-Mexico border have caused tensions between the White House and the Democratic mayor of the U.S. capital city, four U.S. officials told Reuters.

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WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Thousands of migrants bused to Washington in recent months by Republican governors of states on the U.S.-Mexico border have caused tensions between the White House and the Democratic mayor of the U.S. capital city, four U.S. officials told Reuters.
Last week, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser called on President Joe Biden, a fellow Democrat, to mobilize the National Guard to provide aid and shelter for migrants arriving after long trips from Texas and Arizona. White House officials and Washington-area volunteers helping migrants are voicing frustration, saying the aid is unnecessary and the request, which became public last week, plays into the hands of Biden's Republican critics. read more
"What people actually need is housing, transportation to their next cities, legal services and direct social services, which the military isn't really trained to do," said Ashley Tjhung, a 24-year-old volunteer.
The vast majority of migrants arriving in Washington spend only hours or days there before heading to other U.S. destinations, according to an ad-hoc network of volunteers.
Republican governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona have sent around 7,000 migrants in recent months, the states said. read more

Just after sunrise on Friday, about 30 migrants disembarked from a charter bus near Washington's Union Station after a 36-hour

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Texan1211
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1  seeder  Texan1211    2 months ago
Thousands of migrants bused to Washington in recent months by Republican governors of states on the U.S.-Mexico border have caused tensions between the White House and the Democratic mayor of the U.S. capital city, four U.S. officials told Reuters.

Mr. Biden, look at what your policies have wrought.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2  seeder  Texan1211    2 months ago

Why is the mayor upset over a relative handful of immigrants in her city compared to the many-more thousands coming in every month?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Texan1211 @2    2 months ago

MAMBY

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
3  Jeremy Retired in NC    2 months ago
Some 85% to 90% of the arriving migrants continue to other U.S. destinations by bus or plane, according to two groups working to welcome the migrants in Washington.

So instead of dealing with a problem they caused they pawn the problem off to somebody else.  But what can we expect from Democrats.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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4  Vic Eldred    2 months ago

How can democrats invite them in and act like they don't want them?

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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5  magicschoolbusdropout    2 months ago

Supposed "Sanctuary Cities" are ........GREAT......Ummm....... Costly !

You have to SUCK-THEM-ALL-UP now Mayor Bowser !

You Decided in the "Before Time" !

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squiggy
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6  squiggy    2 months ago

"...transportation to their next cities..." 

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GregTx
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6.1  GregTx  replied to  squiggy @6    2 months ago

NIMBY

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