Some Democrats feel Biden has abandoned them in migrant crisis

 September 10, 2023

President Joe Biden has presided over an unprecedented border crisis, with Fox News reporting that last month saw another spike in illegal crossings.

While this has long brought criticism from Republicans, it appears that even some in Biden's own party feel like the president has abandoned them.

"No communication" from the president

One of those Democrats is Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez, who recently complained that the administration has offered little support even as waves of migrants have entered his city.

"No communication [from the White House ] whatsoever," Lopez was quoted as telling the Daily Caller in an interview late last week.

"I actually sent a letter to the White House asking for the President to address this matter when he was here a few months ago," Lopez explained.

"My understanding is that even with multiple talks regarding the Democratic National Convention, the topic of migrant asylum seekers has never once come up in conversation with our mayor and the President, or other high-level Democratic Party leaders," the city official explained.

Lopez says White House aid "not matching the reality that we’re facing"

"I think everyone is content to just ignore the situation and hope it goes away, rather than address it not only in Chicago but in all the major cities that find themselves currently inundated with these individuals," Lopez added.

The Daily Caller noted how an estimated 2,000 migrants are being housed in police stations, airports, and even public schools.

"So roughly speaking in the first six months of this year, Chicago has spent $163 million trying to deal with the migrant crisis," Lopez said.

"And the Biden administration has sent us a whopping $12 million to help offset those costs. Clearly not matching the reality that we’re facing in this moment," he insisted.

New York mayor says migrant crisis "will destroy" city

Lopez isn't the only Democrat who is sounding the alarm, as Fox News reported last week that New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams is doing so as well.

Adams declared to residents during a town hall meeting on the Upper West Side that the migrant crisis "will destroy" the city.

"We had a $12 billion deficit that we're going to have to cut. Every service in this city is going to be impacted. All of us. It's going to come to your neighborhoods," Adams said.

"All of us are going to be impacted by this. I said it last year when we had 15,000. I'm telling you now with 110,000. The city we knew we're about to lose. And we're all in this together," he insisted.

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