But once they have to do so, they get upset and demand that someone step in to help; in this case, the federal government.
The GOP governors of Texas and Arizona -- Greg Abbott and Doug Ducey, respectively -- have been busing illegal migrants to the nation's capital for months so that the congressional Democratic majority that refuses to hold Joe Biden's handlers responsible for implementing open-border policies has to deal with them.
Only, congressional Dems remain aloof; the Democrat mayor of the city, Muriel Bowser, is instead having to take on the added burden of thousands of migrants months after she and fellow Democrats called Abbott, Ducey and other Republicans racists and bigots for demanding the kind of secure border the country experienced under Donald Trump.
And now she's upset about it and wants the National Guard deployed to help deal with the influx, according to the New York Post:
Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has requested the National Guard step in to help handle the arrival of thousands of migrants from the US-Mexico border, saying the nation’s capital has reached a “tipping point.”
In a July 19 request for assistance to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Bowser reported that “over 4,000 individuals arriving on nearly 200 buses” have come to DC since April, when Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey pledged to put migrants on charter buses to protest the Biden administration’s immigration policies.
“Our collective response and service efforts have now become overwhelmed,” Bowser wrote.
“[O]ur homeless services system is already under great strain; and tragically, many families arrive in Washington, DC with nowhere to go, or they remain in limbo seeking onward destinations across the United States.
“With pledges from Texas and Arizona to continue these abhorrent operations indefinitely, the situation is dire,” the mayor noted further, “and we consider this a humanitarian crisis – one that could overwhelm our social support network without immediate and sustained federal intervention.”
“We’ve had a number of discussions,” she said. “We’ve facilitated FEMA’s involvement with a million dollar grant that has now been increased to work with a lead nonprofit agency. We’ve facilitated using those grant funds to set up respite center in a neighboring jurisdiction and I’ve also asked the Secretary of the Army to deploy the D.C. National Guard to help lead that effort.”
Some 4,000 migrants is just a day's worth of illegal immigration in Texas and Arizona, so naturally, Abbott does not have much sympathy for the Democrat mayor whose party is responsible for his state and its communities being inundated and overwhelmed with migrants for more than a year.
“D.C. is experiencing a fraction of the disastrous impact the border crisis has caused Texas," Abbott tweeted this week. “Mayor Bowser should stop attacking Texas for securing the border & demand Joe Biden do his job."
Bowser said in her letter that she expects the “crisis” in D.C., a term that Democrats have resisted using when speaking about Biden’s border crisis, “to escalate.”
“The number of people crossing the border seeking asylum, we expect to only go up, we need to make sure that there is a national response, not an ad hoc city by city, state by state response,” she continued.
Abbott spokeswoman Renae Eze told the Washington Examiner that the nation’s capital, which is overwhelmingly Democrat, “finally understands what Texans have been dealing with every single day, as our communities are overrun and overwhelmed by thousands of illegal immigrants thanks to President Biden’s open border policies.”
The irony and hypocrisy of Democrats on this issue is mind-blowing.