Gov. Abbott invites complaining mayors to see what real migrant surges look like, response is stunning

Fox News’ Jesse Watters zeroed in on hypocritical liberal mayors and their newfound awareness of the unmanageable migrant surge at the southern border now that just a trickle of the problem has landed in their respective back yards.

During his opening monologue on Thursday’s “Jesse Watters Primetime,” the host pointed out that “liberals love a radical agenda until it inconveniences them.”

(Video: Fox News)

“They want to defund the police until their city gets burned down. They want green energy, but don’t ask them to give up their private planes and SUVs. And they totally support open borders and sanctuary cities until a surge of migrants come to their backyard,” Watters said.

He then played a clip of Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser from 2017 in which she boasted of her city’s status as a “sanctuary city” for the tired and poor huddled masses yearning to breathe free, as it were.

“I can’t say it any more clearly of what it means for Washington, D.C., to be a sanctuary city,” she said at the time. But as an exemplar of N.I.M.B.Y. (Not In My Back Yard) she is now requesting a dispatch of troops from the National Guard to protect her city from the deluge of migrants that small cities in southern border states already endure ten-fold.

“We need the federal government to be involved, so I’ve asked for the deployment of the guard as long as we need the guard to deal with the humanitarian crisis that we expect to escalate. The number of people crossing the border, seeking asylum, we expect to only go up,” the scared-straight mayor recently said.

Then there is New York City Mayor Eric Adams, who complained that his city is overwhelmed by the influx of a whopping 100 migrants a day.

“You’d think they’d blame Joe Biden’s broken border policies for their newfound humanitarian crises, but they’re blaming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for bussing migrants to their cities,” Watters observed. “And The New York Times, who is finally waking up to the migrant crisis, is blaming the Republican governors, too.”

Abbott recently invited the mayors of both cities to come to the Texas border and see first-hand what a massive problem Biden’s immigration policies have created. For his part, Adams deflected and turned down the invitation because, after all, ignorance is bliss.

“The Texas governor invited us to the border. What the Texas governor should do is invite those who were trying to find housing in his state to give them housing instead of sending them here. This is a real crisis. I don’t know why people are trying to downplay this crisis of almost 100 new arrivals a day. All of those border states that are not doing what we’re doing, they need to do a better job,” Adams told the press in a video clip Watters played.

Watters responded, “A hundred new arrivals a day. Wow, that must be tough. Tell that to the folks at the southern border where more than 200,000 migrants were arrested crossing the border in June. That doesn’t even include the got-aways.”

“Imagine if Eric Adams had to deal with that problem here in New York? He’d probably want to build a wall, too,” he concluded.

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