National security analyst: DC officials blaming border states for ’emergency’ is ‘ultimate hypocrisy’

(Jhe Center Square) – A Washington, D.C. councilwoman who has accused the governors of Texas and Arizona of turning the U.S. capital into a “frontier town” has written the city’s Sanctuary City Policy directing officials for not complying with federal immigration law.

Thursday, as officials in Washington, D.C. declared a public emergency after nearly 10,000 people were bused from the southern border to the US capital, Councilman Brianne Nadeau blamed the governors of Texas and Arizona, saying they ‘created this crisis’ .

“We learned from border towns like El Paso and Brownsville [Texas] and in many ways the governors of Texas and Arizona have transformed us [Washington, D.C.] in a border town,” Nadeau said. We don’t know how long it will take to resolve. We don’t know how long they will continue to travel by bus.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott argues the “crisis” was created by President Joe Biden and “demands immediate and decisive federal action.” He asked Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser “to call on President Biden to stop dismissing the crisis and honor his duty to preserve American national security.”

He also invited Bowser to Texas to observe an exponentially greater crisis on the Texas-Mexico border, a request that remains open, which she ignored.

Texas has transported more than 7,600 people to Washington, DC, since April. He will continue to do so until Biden secures the border, Abbott said.

Washington, DC has a history of refusing to comply with federal immigration law.

In 2019, when Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials attempted to enforce federal immigration law, Nadeau said“The district is a sanctuary city, which means our law enforcement does not cooperate with ICE. It is the policy of the Metropolitan Police Department not to enforce civilian immigration laws, which only creates a major divide between the police and members of the community.MPD officers are also prohibited from asking questions about residency and immigration status.

As a board member, she is also called “for an abolition of ICE and drafted the DC law to establish a permanent immigrant legal services fund.”

Sanctuary communities refer to those where government policies discourage law enforcement officials from complying with federal immigration law, according to the Franklin County Law Library, located in Columbus, Ohio, which has implemented sanctuary city policies. These communities generally refuse to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in detaining and removing foreign nationals who are illegally in the United States.

According to data compiled by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), some of the most dangerous cities in the United States are sanctuary communities.

“The data overwhelmingly shows that sanctuary policies lead to more crime, fear and death,” said Dale Wilcox, IRLI’s executive director and general counsel. “The leaders of these communities must not escape responsibility for the damage they have caused. Their residents deserve much more.

In 2016, Bowser affirmed the city’s sanctuary status, saying, “We celebrate our diversity and respect all DC residents, regardless of immigration status. We are a sanctuary city because we know our neighborhoods are safer and more strong when no one is afraid to call on our government for help, and when our police can focus on protection and service.”

Bowser’s commitment to sanctuary status while declaring an emergency is an example of “ultimate hypocrisy,” Jonathan Hullihan, a Navy JAG officer and national security law analyst, told The Center Square. “As a sanctuary city, Washington, DC has deliberately refused to cooperate with federal law enforcement on detainees and deportation processes.”

Bowser declaring a public emergency was “a direct result of Governor Greg Abbott’s efforts to raise awareness of the border crisis and the Biden administration’s failure to protect American sovereignty,” Hullihan added.

“One of President Trump’s many efforts to end the border crisis was the issuance of Executive Order 13768, which would have removed the ability of so-called sanctuary cities to receive federal funds,” he said. “One of the first acts of the Biden administration was to rescind Executive Order 13768 on January 20, 2021, which only fueled the border crisis.

“As long as the border remains effectively open, sanctuary cities exist, and federal immigration law is under-enforced, every city in the United States is now a border city that will continue to feel the effects of the invasion of the fentanyl, rising crime and a drain on resources as American citizens suffer the consequences.

Abbott’s press secretary, Renae Eze, told The Center Square, “Every city is a border city thanks to President Biden’s open border policies. street to the White House and call on President Biden to do his job of securing the border – something the president continues to fail to do. »

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