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DC mayor asks US military to help with illegal immigrants

By Lorie Shaull -, CC BY-SA 2.0,

A surge of illegal immigrants has been encountered in the nation's capital after border state governors began busing them into the city, and Mayor Muriel Bowser renewed her call for military assistance on Aug. 11.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, a Biden appointee, rejected Bowser's initial request for National Guard assistance in August. This time, Bowser asked for 90 days of support, with a proposed mission reevaluation on December 1 instead of an open-ended deployment.

The Guard would provide logistical support to the Washington government, assisting them in establishing and managing facilities to house and feed illegal immigrants.

“We can confirm that the Secretary of Defense received a request from the office of the Mayor of DC, but as this is a pending request, we are not prepared to comment on the specifics of the request at this time. The Secretary takes this request for assistance very seriously. He and his team are working through the details, and will respond to the mayor’s office as soon as a decision has been reached,” a spokesman for Austin told The Epoch Times in an email.

Additionally, Bowser wants the government to make the D.C. The Biden administration has helped refugees from Afghanistan and Ukraine in recent months by creating a "respite center" at the Armory or another federal site, and treating immigrants like war refugees.

12 August 2022


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