D.C. Mayor’s Plan to Deal with Illegal Immigrants Being Bused into City Includes Transporting Them Back Out Again

Craig Bannister | September 8, 2022 | 3:12pm EDT
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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser

On Thursday, Democrat D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a public emergency and announced a $10 million program to deal with the thousands of illegal immigrants being bused into her city by Texas and Arizona, which are being overwhelmed due to the Biden Administration’s open-border policy.

At a press event, Mayor Bowser announced the creation of an Office of Migrant Services to, as one of its duties, transport the influx of illegal aliens back out of D.C. – to what she called their “final destination”:

"This will include a program to meet all buses, and given that most people will move on, our primary focus is to make sure we have a humane, efficient, welcome process that will allow people to move on to their final destination."

In a press release posted on her website, Mayor Bowser says that the new office won’t just “allow” illegal aliens to leave D.C. - it’ll even provide them “transportation to final destinations”:

“The Office of Migrant Services will provide support with reception, respite, meals, temporary accommodations, urgent medical needs, transportation to final destinations, connection to resettlement services, translation services, and other needs as they are determined.”

Mayor Bowser cited news reports estimating that 9,400 illegal immigrants have arrived in D.C. from Texas and Arizona, thus far.

During her remarks to the press, Mayor Bowser said that she has received inadequate help from the federal government, the actual target of the Texas and Arizona busing campaigns:

"Regardless of the federal response — which I think has been lacking in some respects — that the District of Columbia would continue to work with partners to advance what we need and ensure our systems in D.C. are not broken by a crisis that is certainly not of our making.”

What’s more, the D.C. mayor says that she expects the federal government to pick up the tab for her new operation:

“The District is allocating an initial $10 million to stand up the new office and support organizations working in the field, and we will seek reimbursement from the federal government.”

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