Biden Lobbied El Paso Mayor Not To Declare Migrant Emergency

Lobbied El Paso Mayor Not To Declare Migrant Emergency
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At a glance

  • The New York Post reported that White House tried to convince the Democratic mayor of El Paso, Texas, not to declare an emergency declaration over the influx of illegal immigrants entering the city because it would reflect badly on President Joe Biden.
  • At least three El Paso city council members urged Leeser to declare the emergency, but the White House urged against making that call during a phone call.
  • “He told me the White House asked him not to,” Councilmember Claudia Rodriguez said, according to the New York Post.
  • The city is seeing an average of 900 illegal migrants per day and estimated costs up to millions to sustain its support efforts.

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