Democrat leaders from states far from the southern border are revolting after experience one tiny fraction of the immigration crisis that bordering states endure. Most recently, Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey activated 250 members of the National Guard and declared a state of emergency.
The state of emergency was declared as migrants continue to find their way to Massachusetts from Texas where they crossed the border. The National Guard will assist in providing basic services at emergency shelter hotels.
Fox News reports:
The National Guard members will provide basic service at shelters that don’t have a contracted service provider. Each member will be assigned to a specific shelter site beginning next week where will be responsible for facilitating services provided by the state and local government, vendors and community organizations.
That also includes assisting school districts with enrolling in school.
“Massachusetts is in a state of emergency, and we need all hands-on deck to meet this moment and ensure families have access to safe shelter and basic services,” Healey said in a statement “We’re grateful to the brave men and women of the National Guard for stepping up to help us ensure that every family in emergency shelter has their needs met, including access to food, transportation, medical care, and education.”
Currently, more than 6,000 migrant families are in emergency shelters across the state.
“We are committed to being Always Ready and Always There for the residents of Massachusetts,” said Maj. Gen. Gary Keefe, the Adjutant General for the Massachusetts National Guard.
“Our role in the response to the ongoing housing crisis will expand to leverage our multitude of robust and adaptable capabilities in emergency and domestic operations to help those in need,” he added.
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“No city should be left to handle a national humanitarian crisis largely on its own, and without the significant and timely support we need from Washington, D.C., today’s budget will only be the beginning,” said New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams about his decision to make budget cuts as a result of the overwhelming migrant crisis.
However, those who will suffer from budget cuts to the city’s services to offset the cost of dealing with the ever-increasing number of migrants are those that are in place to make the city better.
“The cuts will see police freeze hiring and bring the total number of police officers below 30,000. It would further slash the education budget by $1 billion over two years and affect a litany of other agencies” reports Just The News.
Albeit, Adams admitted: “In all my time in government, this is probably one of the most painful exercises I’ve gone through.” More than 110,000 migrants have arrived in New York City over the past year, including roughly 13,000 sent from Texas by GOP Governor Greg Abbott as part of his ongoing bussing plan to send new arrivals to the U.S. to sanctuary cities.
However, similar to other leaders of sanctuary cities, Adams is unwilling to put his money where his mouth is. In September, Adams warned that the crisis would “destroy New York City” and begged the federal government to pay for his mess.
“I’m gonna tell you something, New Yorkers, never in my life have I had a problem that I didn’t see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this,” Adams said at the time. “The federal government needs to do its job. We need the federal government, the Congress members, the Senate and the president to do their job: close the borders,” said Adams’ advisor Ingrid Lewis Martin insisted in early October. “And until you close the borders, you need to come on with a full-on decompression strategy where you can take all of our migrants and move them through our 50 states.”
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