After Expecting Border States To Accept Immigrants, Dems Complain When Tables Turn

The Biden administration and Democratic Party elites have consistently downplayed the border crisis and its impact on the mostly red states forced to take in countless undocumented immigrants.

When two of those border states acted on a plan to relocate those immigrants to New York and the nation’s capital, however, leftist leaders were suddenly singing a different tune.

In response to the influx of immigrants from Texas and Arizona, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre repeatedly called the situation “shameful,” blaming “some governors” for “using migrants as a political tool, as a political play.”

Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams had a similar reaction during a recent press conference, asserting: “We already have an overburdened shelter system.”

He seemed to be echoing the same concerns of the Republican governors who were initially expected to absorb the flow of immigrants across the border, insisting that it will be a “real burden” on those living in the city.

“This is going to impact our schools because we do not turn away individuals because they’re undocumented, need translation services,” Adams said. “There’s just a whole host of things that this is going to produce.”


The current administration is presiding over an unprecedented increase in illegal border crossings, with Border Patrol agents recording more than 200,000 encounters each month for the past four months straight.

Nevertheless, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas recently declared that “the border is secure” before acknowledging that there is still work to do.


A number of border agents reacted to his remarks with incredulity, including one who told Fox News: “Hundreds of thousands crossing every month is not the definition of secure. They are liars and anyone who believes them are fools.”

GOP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced his plan to begin bussing migrants to D.C. in April and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, also a Republican, followed suit the next month.

“With Arizona community resources under all-time demand, and little action or assistance from the federal government, individuals who entered Arizona seeking asylum have the opportunity to voluntarily be transported to Washington, D.C.,” Ducey said shortly after the first two buses left his state in May.