Pentagon Rejects Bowser’s Request For Help With Illegals

Undocumented immigrant families are released from detention at a bus depot in McAllen, Texas, U.S., July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Texas Gov. Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey have sent busloads of illegals up to Washington D.C. since the White House refused to help them secure the southern border.

Now, the elites want some relief from their sudden illegal problems but the Pentagon has rejected their request to send in the National Gaurd—Twice!

According to ArmyTimes, the Pentagon on Monday once again denied a request from the District of Columbia seeking National Guard assistance in dealing with thousands of migrants being bused to the city from Texas and Arizona.

According to a copy of a letter to the city reviewed by The Associated Press, the Defense Department said use of the D.C. National Guard would be inappropriate and would hurt the overall readiness of the troops, forcing some to cancel or disrupt military training.

“Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief, National Guard Bureau, addresses the 51st annual conference of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States in Little Rock, Arkansas, Aug. 8, 2022. (Sgt. 1st Class Zach Sheely/Army National Guard)
Pentagon reviewing how DC Guard is called up for duty
A decision could come in the next six months, National Guard Chief Gen. Daniel Hokanson told Military Times.
By Rachel S. Cohen

The letter said the department also is concerned about putting uniformed military members in direct contact with migrants to provide food, sanitation or other support, saying the troops have no real experience or training for that mission.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin rejected a similar D.C. request earlier this month, and Mayor Muriel Bowser had said she would send an amended, “more specific” proposal.

Bowser had initially asked for an open-ended deployment of 150 National Guard members per day as well as a “suitable federal location” for a mass housing and processing center, mentioning the D.C. Armory as a logical candidate. The revised request asked that the help be provided for just 90 days.

The Pentagon also denied the use of the armory, saying it is not air-conditioned and would have to undergo costly changes and repairs to make it suitable for overnight stays.”

Abbott and Ducey have made their intentions clear—They want the White House to take immigration seriously and help them protect the border.

It’s honestly an embarrassment that the entire nation’s border security rests solely on the neck of the border states with no help from the White House.

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