The mayors of New York City and Washington, D.C. had ostentatiously declared them “sanctuary cities.” They had boasted that diversity made them stronger and that migrants were welcome.
But — uh, oh, here come the migrants! And suddenly, these same mayors are now calling for their brown pants, calling out the National Guard, calling for federal funds.
New Yorkers and Washingtonians were happy to support Biden in causing this crisis while it was happening in distant cities far to the southwest. But send a few dozen busloads of migrants, and they’re suddenly really, really upset about it. Call it “East Coast privilege.”