As most of the mainstream media and the Biden administration look the other way while the immigration crisis at the southern U.S. border worsens, a growing number of community leaders in Texas are speaking out and issuing dire warnings about what’s happening on the ground.
According to Breitbart, that was evidenced once again as McAllen, Texas Mayor Javier Villalobos (R) revealed in a Fox News interview that the immigration crisis in his town is “getting horrible,” while practically begging for the resources that his community desperately needs to get a handle on the situation.
What’s going on?
Like many other border towns across the southern part of the country, McAllen is seeing a record number of migrants being transported in after they’re released by federal law enforcement agencies.
As Villalobos pointed out, that means hotels are filling up in his community, along with resources being stretched to the maximum in an attempt to keep everything from spiraling out of control.
“Because the positivity rate has gone up, so they can’t be transported. The hotels are getting filled up…they’re being transported, and at the very end, we cannot hold them in one place unless they want to be,” the mayor said.
Of course, by “positivity rate,” the mayor was referring to the number of migrants testing positive for COVID-19, which is a reality that’s also seemingly being ignored by President Joe Biden and his allies in the mainstream media.
He’s not the only one
Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez, who was once aligned with the Biden administration on the migrant crisis, made news as he wrote a letter to the Biden administration in which he not only invited the president to his town to witness the crisis firsthand but asked for “immediate” intervention.
“While I am sympathetic to the plight of asylum seekers, we must address their needs in a safe, compassionate, and humane manner without risking the well-being of our community,” Cortez wrote, according to the Rio Grande Guardian.
“I invite you to please come to our community to witness first-hand the challenges being created by current policy,” adding that at the current rate, the migrant influx into his community and others in Texas is “not sustainable.”
In his position as a county judge, Cortez is also the executive officer of his county, which prompted him to request additional federal resources to help county officials get a grip on the worsening situation.
It’s anyone’s guess as to how many pleas for help from community leaders in Texas and other border states that it will take to spur the Biden administration into action.
But from the looks of it, it doesn’t appear as if the White House has any interest in helping out for the time being.