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Sanctuary City Mayors Seek $5 Billion to Tackle Migrant Influx

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In a stunning move, the mayors of some of America’s most prominent “sanctuary cities” are raising their voices, and they’re demanding more than just attention; they’re seeking a significant sum.

New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Denver, all known for their policies that limit cooperation with federal immigration officials, have issued a collective plea to President Joe Biden. Their request? A hefty $5 billion to address what they describe as an “overwhelming” surge of migrants.

President Biden has already put forward a request for $1.4 billion in emergency supplemental funding, but these mayors assert that without additional financial support, they’ll be compelled to make severe cuts to essential city services.

According to reports from Just The News, in a no-nonsense letter to the President, the mayors emphasized the urgency of their request, stating, “To address this crisis without further delay, we are requesting an urgent meeting with you to directly discuss ways we can work with your administration to avoid large numbers of additional asylum seekers being brought to our cities with little to no coordination, support, or resources.”

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, adding weight to the mayors’ claims, revealed the staggering statistic that approximately 600,000 individuals entered the United States in fiscal year 2023 without being intercepted by Customs and Border Patrol.

Moreover, another 900,000 were either intercepted or voluntarily turned themselves in under humanitarian parole, mainly to pursue asylum applications.

The implications of this plea are profound, raising pressing questions about the capacity of these sanctuary cities to manage the consequences of the ongoing migration influx. This demand for funding takes center stage in the ongoing national debate on immigration, and how it’s managed at the local level.

Stay tuned for further updates as we keep a watchful eye on the Biden administration’s response to this pressing plea for financial assistance. This is yet another compelling chapter in the unfolding narrative of immigration policy and its tangible, real-world consequences.

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Feds tell Just The News ‘Georgia student’s accused killer entered U.S. illegally, was paroled under Biden policies’

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The man who murdered 22 year-old Georgia nursing student Laken Riley has been confirmed as suspect Jose Ibarra, an illegal Venezuelan immigrant who was released prior to the murder under Biden administration policies.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed Sunday that the Venezuelan man was Jose Ibarra. 26 year-old Ibarra entered the U.S. illegally, was arrested by Customs and Border Protection agents on Sept. 8, 2022, after he unlawfully entered the U.S. near El Paso, Texas, but was “paroled and released for further processing,” ICE said.

Ibarra was arrested again a year later, on Sept. 14, 2023, by NYPD officers and charged with acting in a manner to injure a child under 17 and a motor vehicle license violation, ICE added, reports Just The News.

Riley was murdered near the University of Georgia campus in Athens on Friday was directly impacted by the “liberalization of immigration policies by Democrats”. Just The News adds “Federal immigration officials said the Venezuelan national was released by New York authorities before a detainer could be issued. As a so-called sanctuary city, New York generally prevents police from complying with ICE detainers.”

“The official timeline of Ibarra’s immigration record only renewed ire among Republicans demanding that President Joe Biden tighten border security and that prosecutors deliver  swift justice to Riley’s killer” writes Just The News.

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