DC Mayor Declares Public Emergency Over Bused Migrants

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At a glance

  • Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser declared the busing of migrants to the nation’s capital a public emergency Thursday as over 9,000 asylum-seekers have arrived in the district since April.
  • The declaration authorizes Bowser to establish an Office of Migrant Services, which will provide support and services to migrants being sent to Washington DC from Texas and Arizona.
  • The district will initially allocate $10 million for the creation of the new office and will seek reimbursement from the federal government, according to the announcement.

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