Mass immigration has become a "burden" in California, Democratic governor Gavin Newsom complained, despite the state's designation as a "sanctuary" for illegal immigrants.
Without a hint of irony, Newsom appeared to point a finger at President Biden for sending busloads of immigrants into the Golden State.
Newsom suggested that California is receiving so many immigrants from the federal government because of the compassion of California's leaders.
"The federal government is sending more and more flights, and more and more buses directly here to California because this state is doing what no other state’s doing and that’s absorbing and protecting and preserving our values and advancing them by doing health care screenings, and taking care of folks, and the more we do, the burden is placed disproportionate on us," he said.
The governor warned that the system is "about to break" once the Biden administration suspends Title 42, which was virtually the only border policy Biden had kept from the Trump administration, next week.
"The fact is, what we’ve got right now is not working and is about to break in a post-42 world unless we take some responsibility and ownership," Newsom said.
Officials are estimating as many as 14,000 immigrants a day could start flooding the border once Title 42 ends. But Newsom claimed that Republicans are at fault for failing to provide "real solutions" to a crisis that Newsom's own agenda has fueled.
Despite his efforts to distance himself from Biden's border crisis, Newsom has worked overtime to create incentives for illegal immigration by giving state IDs and free healthcare to illegal immigrants.
He has also worked to shutter Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities, saying they don't reflect California's "values."
"We’re a state of refuge — a majority-minority state, where 27% of us are immigrants," he said earlier this year.
Newsom has also aggressively rebuked Republican governors who have sought to protest Biden's open border policy by sending illegal immigrants to self-described sanctuary jurisdictions.
While Newsom blasted Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) for sending illegal immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, Newsom appears to think migrant flights are suddenly a problem now that the burden is landing in his own lap.
California does not have the resources to handle the influx anymore, Newsom, a vocal proponent of open borders, complained.
"We can’t continue to fund all of these sites because of the budgetary pressures now being placed on this state and the offsetting issues that I have to address," he said.