Senior officials are outraged by the Biden administration’s decision to reject a Department of Homeland Security plan to ease the ongoing migrant crisis.
According to NBC News, the White House has rejected various options put forth by senior DHS officials to relieve congestion at the US-Mexico border, especially one that would have involved flying migrants to the nation’s northern border with Canada.
According to the plan, migrants would be routed to big cities where shelters would be informed in advance so they could be ready for the inflow.
According to internal documents and contacts seen by NBC News, some DHS employees have publicly expressed their anger with the White House’s unwillingness to transfer migrants to cities around the nation during meetings.
The news comes as a new investigation reveals that the White House, although publicly declaring its desire to abolish the Title 42 health policy, has been secretly pressuring Mexico to accept migrants who have been ejected from the US under that policy.
The planned DHS approach would be similar to one being carried out over the past few months by Republican governors of Southern states, but it would be more effective.
Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of Texas, has been busing migrants to liberal towns since April in an effort to pressure Democratic officials and the Biden administration into tightening border security. Soon after, two other Republican governors—Govs. Doug Ducey of Arizona and Ron DeSantis of Florida—took Abbott’s lead.
Such cities’ mayors have mostly been taken off guard. Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, DC, declared a public emergency last week in order to set up a department that would help pay for migrant services. According to advocates for the homeless, New York City is seeing the biggest shelter failure in more than ten years as a result of the influx of migrants.
DeSantis brought two planeloads of immigrants to the liberal haven of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts on Wednesday, and now the community is having trouble finding enough homes for the newcomers.