The US border with Mexico has long been a political battlefield in this country, as the two sides of the aisle shift their views on the issue of immigration nearly as often as the wind blows – and for reasons nearly as flippant.
As it stands today, the bitter feud has turned inflammatory, with Texas now sending buses full of migrants to “liberal cities”, in an attempt to demonstrate that an influx such as this is truly a problem in need of a bipartisan political solution.
Based on the reactions that are coming in, it appears as though it’s working.
Washington, DC, council member Brianne Nadeau on Thursday blamed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) for the migrant crisis in the sanctuary city, contending that they “turned us into a border town.”
“So it’s been said, but it’s worth reiterating, that the governors of Texas and Arizona have created this crisis,” Nadeau said on Thursday as the governors have sent migrant buses to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) D.C.
Calling it a “crisis” is admission enough, but she went on:
“So we, along with our regional partners, will do what we’ve always done. We’ll rise to the occasion. We’ve learned from border towns like El Paso and Brownsville. And in many ways, the governors of Texas and Arizona have turned us into a border town,” Nadeau lamented. “We don’t know how long this will take to resolve.
“We don’t know how long they will continue busing, and so the right thing to do here is to be prepared to ensure we can greet every bus, we can get people off on the right foot, we can get them where they want to go, and that will ultimately help them in their immigration process,” she added.
“Turned us into border towns”.
There’s certainly a lot to unpack there, but the sentiment rings clear and true: DC finally gets it.