Sanctuary City Democrats Becoming More Hostile To Migrants

( — A segment on Fox News last week highlighted how leaders in Democrat-run cities and states have changed their tune on illegal immigration now that they are dealing with the surge of migrants who have crossed the border since Biden took office.

Over 1.3 million illegal aliens have crossed the southern border so far this fiscal year, according to Customs and Border Protection. With Texas Governor Greg Abbott busing migrants to multiple US cities, the leaders of so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions are not as welcoming as they once claimed to be.

In the segment, Fox highlighted previous statements made by Democrat officials, including Washington DC Mayor Miriam Bowser, New York Mayor Eric Adams, and New York Governor Kathy Hochul, all of whom once boasted that immigrants were welcome.

Mayor Bowser, who once made a speech welcoming the incoming migrants, had a change of heart in 2022 after Governor Abbott took her at her word.

Bowser told a local news outlet that Washington was “not a border town” and did not have the infrastructure to handle the influx of migrants being bused to the city. She explained that Washington was “not Texas.”

When running for Mayor, Eric Adams declared that New York must protect its immigrants and vowed that under his administration, “New York City will remain a sanctuary city.”

As mayor, Adam boasted that New York was a “right-to-shelter state.” But after New York City was flooded with illegal migrants from Texas, Adams changed his tune.

He claimed that the city’s right-to-shelter laws were being “exploited” for “political gain” and said the border crisis was destroying his city.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul, who once urged immigrants to come to her state no matter where they were from or how they got here, said in an interview with CNN last September that if immigrants were leaving their countries, they must “go somewhere else.”

In 2019, Colorado officially became a Sanctuary State. However, after Texas began busing migrants to Denver, some officials in Colorado have had a change of heart.

Last week, Douglas County filed a lawsuit against the state over its sanctuary policies, arguing that the state was preventing local governments from cooperating with federal immigration officials.

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