The Department of Defense has denied the request of DC’s Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser for National Guard troops to help her deal with the recent influx of illegal immigrants in the city.
She will now have to deal with the problem on her own, like mayors of border towns have had to do for years.
If she has a problem with that, maybe she should tell Biden to secure the southern border.
D.C.’s Request for National Guard Help to Deal With Migrants Denied
The Defense Department rejected a request from Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser for the National Guard to help deal with the influx caused by Texas and Arizona busing migrants to the nation’s capital, NBC News reported.
The decision was announced in a letter from the executive secretary of the Defense Department. The letter, reviewed by NBC News, said the city has sufficient funding under the Federal Emergency Management Agency that has been given to nonprofits in D.C. that can provide immigrants with shelter and other services.
“After careful consideration the Department has concluded it cannot fulfill your request,” Kelly Bulliner Holly told Christopher Rodriguez, director of D.C.’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency…
Bowser had asked the White House in July for an open-ended deployment of 150 National Guard members per day as well as a “suitable federal location” for a mass housing and processing center, mentioning the D.C. Armory as a logical candidate.
Isn’t this what Muriel Bowser wanted?
Isn't DC a sanctuary city?
I don't understand what the problem is.
— Sensurround goes and makes it weird 🏳️🌈 (@sound_hologram) August 5, 2022
Bowser tweeted this in 2018.
“Washington, DC is a sanctuary city. We protect the rights and humanity of all our residents, and our #DCValues and our local culture are guided by a celebration of diversity and inclusivity." #thread
See full statement below ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/5a2FcRvVrK
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) July 18, 2018