It appears the Republicans are no longer alone in sending illegal aliens to blue states; a Democrat has decided to join in on the fun.
Gov. Jared Polis (D-CO) is reportedly sending illegal migrants who are arriving in Colorado to Chicago and New York City.
Polis made a statement claiming 70 percent of the illegal aliens coming into Colorado are only doing so as a stop before the planned destination. He additionally called the illegal immigration crisis a “national embarrassment.”
“No one should play politics with the lives of migrants who came here to escape oppression, and in Colorado, we are honoring our values of treating people with dignity and respect,” Polis said, adding “Coloradans would expect nothing less from us to uphold our shared values to assist people fleeing oppression.”
No one should play politics with the lives of migrants who came here to escape brutal oppression. pic.twitter.com/WkuhOO0CCK
— Governor Jared Polis (@GovofCO) January 4, 2023
Polis reportedly hopped on the phone with Democrat New York City mayor Eric Adams to inform him that illegal aliens are heading his way. Adams answered by saying there is “no more room at the inn.”
“We received over 30,000 asylum seekers that are in need of not only shelter, but food, education for children, health care, and some of the basic items that are needed,” Adams complained, before adding, “now, we were notified yesterday that the governor of Colorado has now stated that they are going to be sending migrants to places like New York and Chicago. This is just unfair for local governments to have to take on this national obligation. We’ve done our job. There’s no more room at the inn.”
ABC’s Denver7 posted a report about Polis’ planned actions with the migrants, pushing an angle that is curiously different from another ABC piece titled, “After Republicans escalate migrant busing scheme, White House condemns ‘chaos’”
Denver7’s report on the Democrat governor can be found below:
Polis has yet to explain why he specifically sent the migrants to New York City, reports the New York Post.
The city will likely soon be seeing more migrants; Polis indicated that many of the rides were delayed due to “weather and workforce shortages.”