El Paso, TX

El Paso Sees 2,000 Migrants a Day: Democratic Mayor Sends Them to Sanctuary Cities

Tom Handy
Migrants on the border of El PasoPhoto byX (Twitter)

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is not the only one bussing migrants to sanctuary cities. El Paso Democratic Mayor Oscar Leeser is also bussing migrants to sanctuary cities. 

El Paso is a border city just minutes away from Mexico. Migrants have made their way to El Paso. For the City, this is more than it can handle. So Mayor Leeser is bussing them to other locations. 

According to KOB4, El Paso and part of New Mexico are seeing about 2,000 migrants a day cross the border. 

Last year, Mayor Leeser said migrants were not staying in El Paso. 

City Representatives wanted Mayor Leeser to declare a State of Emergency when migrants were overwhelming the City, but he didn’t. According to NBC 9, Mayor Leeser said in September 2022:

“While I appreciate the concern expressed by the three City Representatives, the action they are calling for is premature at this time. The migrants entering our community aren’t coming to El Paso, they are coming to the United States.” 

El Paso native Congresswoman Veronica Escobar said according to KFOX:

"There are countries that Title 8 really don't work with or work for. And one of those countries is Venezuela. It takes an agreement between the country where the migrants are coming from and the United States for those repatriations flights to be sent-- you know?-- for migrants who don't qualify for the programs or don't apply to be repatriated."
"Many of them are arriving in the United States with little to nothing, including no sponsor. So that's what has been making the situation very challenging for the community."

According to Catholic Vote, Mayor Leeser is bussing migrants to Chicago, New York City, and Denver. These three cities have been overwhelmed by migrants who were sent there over the past year. 

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