Vice President Kamala Harris is adamant in her opposition to Republican governors sending illegal migrants to Democratic-run cities who call themselves “sanctuaries.”
In an interview with Vice, Harris decried red states sharing the immigration burden with their fellow Americans, even if those fellow Americans rolled out the red carpet for one and all.
Kamala Harris says sending illegal immigrants to wealthy sanctuary cities is "inhumane," but says nothing about the inhumanity of Biden's open borders. pic.twitter.com/zLpvMUIJnj
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Harris specifically called out governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida for sharing the burden of President Joe Biden’s open borders. These are the same borders that the administration keeps reminding Americans are “secure.”
Abbott has bused thousands to Democratic-run cities while DeSantis sent two planes with illegal migrants to the liberal enclave of Martha’s Vineyard.
Now these “sanctuary” cities are buckling under just a minor fraction of what border areas live through every day with far less resources. New York City is housing over three-quarters of the migrants bused there in its shelter system.
Illinois called in the National Guard while shipping migrants out to suburban hotels. And Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser called it a public emergency and designated $10 million to deal with the trickle of illegal migrants.
The vice president chided Republican leaders, saying they are doing it for “a headline.” But she added further fuel by calling their actions “irresponsible” and “inhumane.”
Resorting to a term that fits the administration’s policies perfectly, Harris called it the “height of irresponsibility” to play “games” with human lives.
And even more predictably, she laid the blame for what is on track for a record 2.3 million border crossings this fiscal year at the feet of the previous administration. Harris claimed that former President Donald Trump “decimated” the nation’s immigration system.
That’s an odd way to describe a president’s actions that universally pushed towards having both control and accountability at the border.
But to hear Harris talk, the Biden administration has been working 24/7 to rebuild the system so utterly destroyed by Trump. If only that system had been allowed to stay in place and progress, this border crisis would be nothing of the sort. And that’s something virtually everyone knows.