El Paso’s Democrat Mayor Defends Busing Migrants To New York | Eastern North Carolina Now | The Democrat mayor of El Paso defended his city’s policy of busing migrants 2,200 miles northeast to New York City, saying the beleaguered West Texas city is just trying to help them get to their ultimate destination.

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    The Democrat mayor of El Paso defended his city's policy of busing migrants 2,200 miles northeast to New York City, saying the beleaguered West Texas city is just trying to help them get to their ultimate destination.

    Speaking on ABC's "This Week," Mayor Oscar Leeser said the migrants are being treated humanely, even though Republican leaders, including Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX), have been criticized by Democrats for exporting them to blue states and liberal cities. Leeser said as many as 2,000 illegal immigrants are flooding into his city daily.

    "The people are not coming to El Paso, they're coming to America," said Leeser, who served as mayor from 2013-2017 and was re-elected last year. "We don't send anyone where they don't want to go. We make sure we help them.

    "We put them on buses with food and make sure they get to their destination and make sure that we always continue to greet and treat people like human beings," he added.

    Abbott and fellow Republican governors Ron DeSantis of Florida, and Doug Ducey of Arizona, have been sending illegal immigrants and asylum seekers to blue cities and states to bring attention to the border problem. An estimated 2 million migrants have flooded into the country since President Joe Biden took office and repealed several major components of former President Donald Trump's border security policies.

    "President Biden's inaction at our southern border continues putting the lives of Texans - and Americans - at risk and is overwhelming our communities," Abbott said last month. "To continue providing much-needed relief to our small, overrun border towns, Chicago will join fellow sanctuary cities Washington, D.C., and New York City as an additional drop-off location."

    Abbott's office said more than 7,700 migrants have been dropped off in Washington and more than 2,100 in New York since April. The state has spent an estimated $12 million chartering the buses.

    Although Democrats have accused the GOP leaders of "human trafficking" for the practice, they have not criticized Leeser. Leeser and El Paso's Democrat-controlled city council have sent nearly 30 buses full of migrants to New York in the last month and are seeking reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the costs.

    Fox News reported that El Paso's city council recently approved a 16-month, $2 million contract to continue busing migrants out of the city.

    The Biden administration has been busing and flying migrants who are awaiting asylum or deportation hearings to locations around the country for more than a year, the Wall Street Journal noted Friday.

    Last week, Regional Border Patrol Chief Gloria Chavez posted snapshots on Instagram showing as many as 1,000 migrants left to huddle under an El Paso bridge because federal officials are too stretched to process them.

    "We've never seen anything like this," Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX), whose district covers part of the city, said. "It's a scene that you would see in a third-world country, not in the streets of El Paso."

In what may be the most divisive period in modern American History, even more divisive than the turbulent sixties due to today's lack of patriotism, consider what are the major catalysts causing so much of this calamity of conflict, and vote: What most instigates the division of America, on this day September 20, 2022?
  Racism within our society
  Sex realignment to the detriment of our society.
  Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Policy for the Demographic Upheaval of OUR Constitutional Republic
  Rampant Crime in Democratic controlled cities, and the possible contagion elsewhere
  Covid Pandemic, and its mishandling at the political, and bureaucratic levels.
  The unresolved questions /allegation regarding the flawed 2020 General Election
  January 6th Riot or "Armed Insurrection", depending upon patriotic perspective
  Joe Biden as Divisive Leader; Ineffective and Corrupt Executive
  Failed Education Industry, from an overall perspective, regarding all levels of education.
  Propagandistic Media in complete conflict with the First Amendment's guarantee of Freedom of Speech, and the awesome responsibility of a Free Press..
  "Orangeman Bad!"
  Bureaucracy rushing to a behemoth size, its unjustified expense, and far too often overreach.
  The Weaponized Deep State for political purposes
  A secular ambivalence to all that is real.
  Record number of overdose deaths from opioids and now Fentanyl
  Biden Administration's disastrous Foreign Policy
  Bidenflation /supply chain failure inevitably evolving into stagflation and recession.
  "Ultra MAGA Extremists" freely speaking louder AND LOUDER!
696 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Considering that Joe Biden is considered by so many to be the Imposter President: Is he actually knowledgeable enough, wise enough, patriotic enough to be this Constitutional Republic's president at this difficult point in these tumultuous times?
  Yes, Mr. Biden is thoughtful and kind, and just so different from the "Orange Man".
  No, this representation of "president" is either too corrupt, too stupid, or both to be a real president.
  I just want the fun guy, who knew how to make stuff work back.
647 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

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