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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser asks National Guard AGAIN to help deal with migrants being bused from Texas

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser asks National Guard AGAIN to help deal with migrants being bused from Texas after the Pentagon refused – and claims there is still a ‘humanitarian crisis’

  • Last week the Pentagon rejected Muriel Bowser’s plea for troops
  • The mayor of Washington D.C. submitted a follow-up request on Thursday
  • She said they could ‘help prevent a prolonged humanitarian crisis’
  • The letter to the secretary of defense was sent as more migrants arrived
  • Passengers on a bus from Texas disembarked at dawn in front of the U.S. Capitol 

The mayor of Washington D.C. on Thursday renewed her plea for soldiers to help with migrants being bused to her city, a week after the Pentagon rebuffed her request for the National Guard to be deployed.

It came as another bus from Texas was spotted at dawn, unloading migrants in front of the U.S. Capitol.

In a letter to the secretary of defense, Mayor Muriel Bowser said support was needed to ‘help prevent a prolonged humanitarian crisis in our nation’s capital.’

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is sending migrants arriving in his state to Washington, New York and other cities in order to show Democratic leaders the extent of the crisis being faced on the border.

Migrants were spotted Thursday at dawn disembarking from a bus they boarded in Texas after crossing into the U.S. from Mexico.

In a tweet highlighting the fresh request, Bowser said: ‘We need help from our federal partners as we seek to stabilize and manage our operating environment in this critical moment. 

‘I have been honored to work with the men and women of the D.C. National Guard many times and today we renewed our request for their assistance.’

Last week Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin refused the initial request, saying troop ‘readiness’ may be affected if the National Guard were to divert its members to the city to help deal with the 6,200 illegal immigrants dumped on its streets.

Muriel Bowser on Thursday renewed her plea for soldiers to help with migrants being bused to her city, a week after the Pentagon rebuffed her request for the National Guard to be deployed

He also declined to provide the D.C. Armory to the city to assist with the reception of migrants to the city, claiming that the Department of Defense has determined that FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program has sufficient funds ‘at this point to provide migrant assistance.’

In her new letter, Bowser tried to overcome the objections, insisting that it would not be an open-ended request and that emergency authorities had not yet been able to find a non-military federal site suitable for serving as a respite center. 

Abbott began his initiative in mid-April, saying that some of America’s biggest cities needed to experience  what small border communities were facing with the migration crisis. 

A month after Abbott launched the busing program, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey followed suit in mid-May and started also sending migrants crossing into his state to D.C. and NYC.

So far, at least 6,000 migrants have been bused to D.C. from Texas since April. Must less have gone to New York City as buses just started arriving there this month.

Another bus of migrants who boarded in Texas are dropped off near the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on Thursday morning

Another bus of migrants who boarded in Texas are dropped off near the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on Thursday morning 

Two more buses also arrived at Port Authority in New York City on Wednesday as Abbott shifts some focus to The Big Apple after months of sending busloads of undocumented immigrants to D.C.

Two more buses also arrived at Port Authority in New York City on Wednesday as Abbott shifts some focus to The Big Apple after months of sending busloads of undocumented immigrants to D.C. 

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott wrote an op/ed calling on D.C. and NYC mayors to push President Biden to address the crisis. So far he has sent 6,000 migrants to D.C. as part of a mission to bus illegal immigrants out of his state

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott wrote an op/ed calling on D.C. and NYC mayors to push President Biden to address the crisis. So far he has sent 6,000 migrants to D.C. as part of a mission to bus illegal immigrants out of his state

Two more buses carrying illegal immigrants arrived at New York City’s Port Authority on Wednesday around 7:45 a.m. The buses were each carrying around 95 people.

In response to Abbott shifting his focus to the Big Apple, Mayor Adams is now threatening to send New Yorkers to Texas in an effort to unseat its Republican governor.

As the new migrants stepped off the bus into the City that Never Sleeps on Wednesday, they were greeted by protesters who claimed the mayor has no plan to deal with the onslaught of new migrants.

Others, though, handed the new migrants $20 bills in an effort to help them get started with their new lives as hundreds roam the streets looking for shelter.

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