Dem mayor begs Biden to stop allowing illegal immigrants to flood his city

A Democratic mayor in Texas is begging President Joe Biden to stop flooding his border city with illegal immigrants during the weather crisis.

Del Rio, Texas mayor Bruno Lozano took to Youtube this week to plead with Biden to “please stop” and to “make a new plan” with migrants awaiting court dates. The situation, he said, is not only dangerous for his residents but for the migrants who are exposed to the deadly unexpected winter that settled into the region.

“I am pleading and requesting with you to please put a halt to any measures regarding the release of immigrants awaiting court dates into the city of Del Rio and surrounding areas,” Lozano said in a Feb. 17 video.

He went on to say the city does not have resources to accommodate migrants.

“I will have no choice but to use the extreme measure under the Emergency Declaration as the mayor of the city of Del Rio, Texas to refuse the entry of migrants awaiting court dates,” he said.

The mayor tells Biden that if the migrants are allowed in, the city will be forced to leave them without resources during this difficult time in the face of a pandemic and the ongoing Texas winter storm that left millions without power and heating.

The New York Post reported the Biden administration is working to undo Trump-era policies, including a policy Friday that allowed 25 migrants to enter the United States and await court hearings — instead of staying in Mexico like previous rules called for.

The administration is looking to bring more migrants into the US to await their trials and be released in Texas and California in the coming week.

The Del Rio mayor says this is not possible for his town and is asking for power, water, and resources if Biden allows migrants in.

“We are completely and utterly spread thin with resources for our own community,” he said.

If Biden does go through with the plan, Lozano requests that he “provide the means and supplies necessary to accompany them safely under these extreme circumstances.”

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