Well, so much for all that “sanctuary city” codswallop! For years, liberal mayors have declared their cities to be “sanctuaries” for illegal immigrants, secure in the knowledge that cities in border states like Texas and Arizona would mostly have to deal with the consequences of their policies of opening the borders and ignoring immigration laws. But then, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott hit on the brilliant strategy of busing just a tiny fraction of the millions of illegal migrants that Biden has allowed to enter the US to northern, liberal “sanctuary cities” like New York City, Washington, DC, and Chicago; and suddenly, the mayors were wailing about how unfair it was that they should have to deal with this insurmountable problem. Cry me a Rio Grande River.
One DC council woman who spearheaded the whole “sanctuary city” push is now accusing the Governors of Texas and Arizona of turning DC into a “border town.” I guess she had assumed that only actual border towns would have to suffer the problems created by her pro-illegal immigration policies, and now she’s shocked – shocked!! – that the chickens she let loose have come home to roost at her house. Naturally, she blames this problem on those Governors, not her own President who actually created it.
As if to hammer home how empty that “sanctuary city” palaver was, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot just foisted the latest busload of migrants off on the suburbs. Not only that, but to towns that aren’t even in the so-called “sanctuary county” of Clark County. One of them, Burr Ridge, has a Republican mayor who previously said he would work to secure the border and defund sanctuary cities.
So once again, a problem created by a Democrat gets blamed on a Republican by a Democrat who foists off dealing with it onto another Republican. The way I see it, there are two ways of solving this problem. Either the Democrats involved can start doing their jobs (like, Biden could secure the border), or the voters could remove the Democrats from the equation entirely. Sadly, I don’t see either one of those things happening, but maybe in November, we’ll at least make some serious progress toward the latter.