DC Mayor Says Fed Should Prevent Illegal Aliens From Being ‘Tricked’ Into Getting On Buses To Nation’s Capital

Texas and Arizona have been bussing illegal aliens to places like Washington DC over the past several months. Some conservatives have been critical of the Abbott-Ducey initiative because they believe the operation is being taken advantage of. Ultimately helping migrants reach their “end destinations” with a free cross-country bus ride.

With that said, it appears that these migrant bussings are finally starting to have a recognizable impact on Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington DC.

During an appearance on CBS News, Bowser claimed that the federal government should work to prevent illegal immigrants from being “tricked” into getting on buses headed towards the Nation’s Capitol – WATCH:

“The Washington Post reported last week that homeless shelters in DC were filling up and groups are getting overwhelmed by these buses that the governors of Texas and Arizona are sending here full of migrants. How significant is this influx?” Asked Margaret Brennan, the host of the network’s Face the Nation. “How many people?”

“This is a very significant issue,” Mayor Bowser responded. “We have for sure called on the federal government to work across state lines to prevent people from really being tricked into getting on buses.”

“We think they’re largely asylum seekers who are going to final destinations that are not Washington DC I worked with the White House to make sure that FEMA provided a grant to a local organization that is providing services to folks,” she added.

“But I fear that they’re being tricked into nationwide bus trips when their final destinations are places all over the United States of America,” she concluded.

About a month ago, Big League Politics reported that 79 migrant buses had been transported and taken advantage of under the Abbott-Ducey initiative as of mid-May.

At the time of that writing, 25% of Arizona migrants said they planned to go to New York after arriving in DC. While 23% said they intended on traveling to New Jersey.

“These people are wanting to go somewhere else. They’re not wanting to stay in Arizona,” said Morgan Carr, spokeswoman for Gov. Doug Ducey (R-AZ). “From what we’re seeing, they’re all primarily [headed to] the East Coast.”

This sort of known knowledge about how migrants are taking advantage of their free cross-country relocations sparked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to denounce the operation entirely. He has also proposed sending migrants to Delaware or Martha’s Vineyard.

The reason for his whole initiative in the first place was to send a strong message and add pushback against the Biden administration’s failing Southern Border. Mayor Bowser’s comments show that these bussings of illegal aliens are working to some degree, forcing Democrat leaders to finally say something about the ongoing process.

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