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Here's an interesting twist.  :niterider:

 

 

Despite the White House fury that GOP governors face for sending migrants to sanctuary cities, El Paso's Democrat-led city government has been doing the same for weeks -- and is asking for the Biden administration to pay for it.

Led by Mayor Oscar Leeser, a Democrat, the Texas border city has dispatched at least 28 charter buses filled with migrants to New York City since August 23, at a cost of more than $600,000, KFOX-TV reported this week. 

City officials say that they expect the buses to be paid for by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as part of a quarterly reimbursement process covering emergency food and shelter for migrants.

The buses arranged by El Paso have escaped the intense criticism heaped on GOP Governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida, whom the White House accused of treating migrants as 'chattel' and 'political pawns.'

GOP officials say they're keen to give liberal sanctuary cities an insight into the strain uncontrolled illegal immigration is bringing to border communities.  

Conservatives were quick to point out the apparent double standard, with radio host Bruce Hooley tweeting: 'Another example of, 'When Democrats do it, it's perfectly fine.'' 

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Led by Democratic Mayor Oscar Leeser (above) the Texas border city has dispatched at least 28 charter buses filled with migrants to New York City since August 23© Provided by Daily Mail

 

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A charter bus that took a group of migrants from El Paso to New York City in August is seen above. The city has been arranging voluntary transit for migrants through free bus rides

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Reporter Bill Melugin of KTTV observed: 'The Democrat-led city of El Paso, TX has been sending its own buses of migrants to NYC, and just approved up to a $2 million contract for 16 months to bus even more migrants out of town.' 

'They are also requesting federal reimbursement. El Paso, however, is not being criticized,' he added.

Abbott has been sending buses to New York, Chicago, and DC, including to the vice president's doorstep, and this week DeSantis dispatched a plane with 50 migrants to Martha's Vineyard, the wealthy Massachusetts island.

The White House has decried the Republican governors' efforts, saying the migrants, mostly from Venezuela, were being used in a political stunt.

 

'These were children. They were moms. They were fleeing communism. And what did Governor DeSantis and Governor Abbott do to them? They used them as political pawns, treated them like chattel,' White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at a press briefing on Friday.

She said: 'This is an issue that is inhumane it is abhorrent and we should not be using people, migrants, who are fleeing communism as a political pawn.' 

 

Representatives for Abbott and DeSantis did not immediately respond to requests for comment from DailyMail.com on Saturday afternoon. 

 

Since April, Abbott's state government in Texas has transported more than 11,000 migrants by bus to Democrat-controlled states and cities, including 8,000 to DC and 2,500 to New York City.

At least 600 migrants from Texas have also been transported to Chicago since late August. 

El Paso has been struggling to cope with an influx of migrants crossing the border illegally, mostly from Venezuela, that has overwhelmed local shelters and Border Patrol processing facilities.

Earlier this week, nearly 1,000 migrants had been dropped off to sleep on the streets of El Paso, without access to basic sanitation facilities. 

To alleviate the surge, the El Paso City-County Office of Emergency Management has been arranging voluntary transit for migrants through free bus rides, mostly to New York City, at least since June, according to the Texas Tribune. 

'OEM has sponsored and provided transportation services for migrants out of El Paso, which is reimbursable through FEMA,' Deputy City Manager Mario D'Agostino told the outlet. 

'OEM has sponsored charter buses to include a recent transport to New York City, this was the preferred destination for those without any means to travel,' added D'Agostino.

 

As well, the Biden has long been quietly chartering buses and plans to move migrants from the border to onward destinations, an apparent contradiction that Carine Hajjar noted in a Wall Street Journal opinion essay on Friday.

'The White House calls Mr. Abbott’s busing “shameful,” but the Biden administration appears to be doing the same thing,' wrote Hajjar.

On the other side, critics of Abbott and DeSantis say that the Republican governors are misleading migrants, after reports emerged that many who were flown to Martha's Vineyard were told they would be offered housing and jobs in Boston. 

US Rep Seth Moulton, a Democrat from Massachusetts, accused DeSantis of orchestrating a political ploy with the lives of the migrants. 

'Playing politics with people's lives is what governors like George Wallace did during segregation,' Moulton said, referring to Wallace's tactics of tricking black Southerners to move north. 'Ron DeSantis is trying to earn George Wallace's legacy.'

Speaking on Thursday, DeSantis accused critics of his move to fly migrants to Martha's Vineyard of 'virtue signaling', saying their concern for the welfare of the migrants was a 'fraud'.

He said: 'The minute even a small fraction of what those border towns deal with every day is brought to their front door, they go berserk, and they're so upset that this is happening.'

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There's a difference between using a budget item and using Covid relief funds illegally and sending them to a sanctuary city - probably knowing where they were actually going and misleading them before shipping them to a resort community

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34 minutes ago, HipKat said:

There's a difference between using a budget item and using Covid relief funds illegally and sending them to a sanctuary city - probably knowing where they were actually going and misleading them before shipping them to a resort community

I posted the article that debunks what you keep saying about them being misled...yet you still wanna make these statements.

Always different when it's a Democrat that does something with you guys.

Disgusting 

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4 minutes ago, Philly'sFinest said:

I posted the article that debunks what you keep saying about them being misled...yet you still wanna make these statements.

Always different when it's a Democrat that does something with you guys.

Disgusting 

Of course you support human trafficking. Shocker… 

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9 minutes ago, Philly'sFinest said:

I posted the article that debunks what you keep saying about them being misled...yet you still wanna make these statements.

Always different when it's a Democrat that does something with you guys.

Disgusting 

Or one side is quietly following a specific program or protocol and the other is trying to make political points by circumventing procedures and making it a public spectacle and no, your article plainly says:

 

On the other side, critics of Abbott and DeSantis say that the Republican governors are misleading migrants, after reports emerged that many who were flown to Martha's Vineyard were told they would be offered housing and jobs in Boston. 

US Rep Seth Moulton, a Democrat from Massachusetts, accused DeSantis of orchestrating a political ploy with the lives of the migrants. 

'Playing politics with people's lives is what governors like George Wallace did during segregation,' Moulton said, referring to Wallace's tactics of tricking black Southerners to move north. 'Ron DeSantis is trying to earn George Wallace's legacy.'

 

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“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”
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1 hour ago, SpikedLemonade said:

You know what’s funny? It’s probably been 20 years since you’ve gotten close to a Cunt lip

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