D.C. mayor declares public health emergency because of illegal migrants bused in from Texas

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Texas Governor Greg Abbott is now getting another response from one of the ‘sanctuary cities’ on his list of destinations for some illegal immigrants crossing the Texas-Mexico border.

Washington, D.C. received its first busload of migrants in April, and earlier this year Mayor Muriel Bowser asked the National Guard for help. With that request denied, Bowser is now calling a public health emergency due to the continued busing of migrants to her city from Texas.

The Nation’s Capitol has now received close to 8,000 migrants on numerous buses and Bowser now says she will spend around $10 million on a new office that will help coordinate the arrival and the needs of the illegal migrants arriving.

The busing of migrants from Texas is part of Governor Abbott’s Operation Lone Star initiative that he says is necessary to handle the high number of migrants crossing the Texas-Mexico border.

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