After causing an immigration crisis at the border, the Biden administration is leaving towns impacted by the chaos to fend for themselves. The little town of Gila Bend, Arizona is poor and unable to cope with migrants being “dropped in on us” by the Biden administration, Mayor Chris Riggs said.
The town’s mayor has declared a state of emergency for the town of 2,000, but he says his pleas for help are falling on deaf ears, Fox News reported.
Biden ignores overwhelmed Arizona town
The Biden administration has refused to take responsibility for a wave of people that is overwhelming the southern border, blaming Donald Trump, but critics say Biden caused the surge by ending Trump’s strict immigration policies.
“We do not have the resources to handle all of these people being dropped in on us by Border Patrol,” Riggs told Fox host Neil Cavuto.
Riggs said he has asked the Biden administration for help, but he’s getting radio silence.
“We need help. I have requested multiple times for information for assistance. I’m not getting it,” he added. “So the only other alternative I have is to declare an emergency and really try to force people’s hands to provide me with the resources that I need for what the federal government is doing to us.”
Biden dumping migrants in border towns
With no help incoming, Riggs said he borrowed a couple of vans and drove a group of migrants to Phoenix himself.
Last week, he told Fox that his town can “barely afford to take care of the people that we have here in our community now” and that Biden left them “in the dark,” saying, “we’re really frustrated with how we’re being treated through a crisis that they started.”
He’s not the only mayor to complain about having migrants unceremoniously dumped in his community without warning from the Biden administration. Other mayors say they can’t handle the influx, but Washington won’t pick up the phone.
The mayor of Midland, Texas was surprised to learn that child migrants were being bused in during the middle of the night. And the Democratic mayor of Del Rio, Texas condemned Biden’s behavior as a “slap in the face.”
This must be the “humane” immigration policy Biden’s staff talk so much about. How is this fair?