The Pentagon has denied a second request by Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser to activate the National Guard to assist with the flood of migrants from the U.S. Southern Border.
The Democrat mayor is demanding help in dealing with the migrant “crisis” after Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent the illegal border crossers to her city on buses.
Defense Department executive secretary Kelly Bulliner Holly said in a letter to Bowser: “The DCNG has no specific experience in or training for this kind of mission or unique skills for providing facility management, feeding, sanitation, or ground support.
“Approval of this request would also result in a substantial readiness impact to the DCNG.
“Devoting the personnel or the facility for such an extended mission would force the cancellation or disruption of military training.”
Gov. Abbott has been sending migrants to Democrat-controlled so-called “sanctuary cities” after border states have been suffering the consequences of President Joe Biden’s immigration policies.
“Before we began busing migrants to New York, it was just Texas and Arizona that bore the brunt of all the chaos and problems that come with it,” Abbott said.
“Now, the rest of America can understand exactly what is going on.
“In the United States, there is a legal pathway that people can pursue to become a legal immigrant into the country,” Abbott noted.
“The problem is that President Biden is not enforcing what that standard is.
“When the rule of law is abandoned, it leads to the chaos that we’re seeing.”
Bowser said what Abbott was doing was a “politically motivated stunt.”
“We struggle with a broken immigration system in our country, and we know that cities alone cannot fix it,” Bowser said.
“We will continue working with federal partners and local NGOs on the best way to set up systems that allow us to manage an ongoing humanitarian crisis.”
Abbott issued a statement that said:
Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), and the Texas National Guard are continuing to work together to secure the border, stop the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and people into Texas, and prevent, detect, and interdict transnational criminal behavior between ports of entry.
Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, the multi-agency effort has led to more than 296,000 migrant apprehensions and more than 18,700 criminal arrests, with more than 16,000 felony charges reported.
In the fight against fentanyl, DPS has seized over 326 million lethal doses during this border mission.
Texas has also bused over 7,000 migrants to our nation’s capital since April and over 900 migrants to New York City since August 5.
The busing mission is providing much-needed relief to our overwhelmed border communities.
Operation Lone Star continues to fill the dangerous gaps left by the Biden Administration’s refusal to secure the border.
Every individual who is apprehended or arrested and every ounce of drugs seized would have otherwise made their way into communities across Texas and the nation due to President Biden’s open border policies.