One Democratic mayor is calling out the Biden administration.
In an interview with the New York Post, Bruno Lozano, the Democratic mayor of Del Rio, Texas, criticized the Biden administration’s handling of the crisis at the southern border.
“You have a breach on national security levels that have never before been seen in modern history and you’re not even batting an eye about it, you’re not even calling it a ‘crisis,’ you’re calling it a quote unquote challenge,” Lozano said.
“It’s a slap in the face,” he added.
Lozano has been trying to get the Biden administration to help halt the flood of migrants flooding over the border into his city for a month now.
“Mr. President my name is Bruno Lozano, mayor of the city of Del Rio, Texas, and I am pleading and requesting with you to please put a halt to any measures regarding the release of immigrants awaiting court dates into the city of Del Rio and surrounding areas,” Lozano said in a video he addressed to Biden last month.
He continued, “We do not have the resources available to house and accommodate these migrants within our community … If you do send these individuals into our community, we will be forced to make a decision to leave them without resources under these dire circumstances. I’m asking to please stop, please make another plan for this federal issue.”
To put the situation into perspective, Del Rio, Texas, has about 35,000 residents, and there are currently about 150 illegal immigrants entering the city each day, the Post reported.
“It just blows my mind”
In Lozano’s interview with the Post, he said his request for help has been completely ignored by the Biden administration.
According to Lozano, the Biden administration’s unwillingness to fix or even try to address the problem is undermining the entire system. “Nobody wants to actually tackle the issue, you’re condoning unlawful behavior, period. There’s a lawful way to enter the United States, there’s a lawful way to seek asylum and it just undermines the entire immigration process,” he said.
The mayor said the decisions made by Biden and his administration show they aren’t living in reality.
“It just blows my mind how disconnected from reality [they are] or maybe they do know, maybe they just don’t want to call a spade a spade, you know, because it’s uncomfortable,” he said.