Democratic Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson, along with a group of other blue city mayors, is heading to Washington to beg the Biden administration for help with their overwhelming migrant problem. These mayors from Denver, Houston, and Los Angeles are scheduled to meet with Tom Perez, the director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, in a desperate attempt to secure federal funding to address the ongoing migrant crisis. It seems like these mayors can’t handle the massive influx of migrants that have flooded their cities, and they’re turning to Uncle Sam for a handout.
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To further emphasize their desperation, these Democratic mayors, including New York City’s Eric Adams, even wrote a letter to the White House demanding an “urgent” meeting with President Joe Biden. They claim that their cities are completely overwhelmed and don’t have enough resources to handle this sudden wave of migrants. It’s interesting how these same mayors, who have been very critical of Biden’s handling of the crisis, are now begging him for help. Talk about hypocrisy!
Speaking of hypocrisy, it seems like Mayor Adams had a change of heart at the last minute. Just moments before the meeting was about to start, he canceled and decided to head back to New York. What happened there? Did he suddenly realize that meeting with Biden wouldn’t actually solve their problems? Or did he have a legitimate excuse for bailing out on his fellow mayors? We may never know, but one thing is for sure: this whole situation reeks of political posturing and empty promises.
Meanwhile, President Biden is trying to address the border crisis by requesting a massive aid package from Congress. In his proposal, he’s asking for nearly $106 billion, with a portion of the funds going to state and local governments struggling with the migrant influx. But here’s the catch: it’s unclear which cities will actually receive the funds. So, these blue city mayors are basically begging for money without even knowing if they’ll get a piece of the pie.
It’s no surprise that these mayors are disappointed with the White House’s approach. They wanted a standalone border package, solely focused on their own problems, but instead, Biden decided to bury the funding in a larger international package. Talk about a slap in the face! I guess these mayors will have to keep waiting for their big payday while their cities continue to struggle. Maybe instead of relying on the federal government, they should focus on coming up with their own solutions. Just a thought.