(SNews) – Several top Democrats have turned against President Joe Biden over his open border policies.
Biden’s weak policies at the Southern Border are continuing to facilitate the migrant crisis that has been bringing chaos to cities across the country.
From Massachusetts to Arizona, city and state officials have been expressing frustration over the flood of illegal border crossers.
Seven prominent Democrats and one Independent politician now say Biden needs to do more to stem the flow of illegal aliens to American cities.
Most recently, Massachusetts’ Democrat Gov. Maura Healey said her state has taken charge while the federal government has been missing in action.
Last week, Healy declared a state of emergency over the migrants crisis in her state.
“Massachusetts has stepped up to address what sadly has been a federal crisis of inaction that is many years in the making,” she said in her letter to feds.
With nearly 5,600 migrant families or more than 20,000 individuals currently in state shelter, including children and pregnant women, Healey also demanded the Biden administration pay for the expenses.
A Chicago politico challenged Biden to tour overrun migrant camps in the city.
The Democrat-controlled city is now one of the top five destinations in the U.S. for illegals.
“I invite you to see firsthand what we are forced to do while waiting for [US Citizenship and Immigration Services] to take the steps necessary to move the needle on this crisis,” wrote Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez in an open letter to the commander in chief last month.
“This facility, along with the 11 shelters offering semi-permanent housing to the migrants and asylum-seekers, are pushing our city to the brink unnecessarily because of the lax response from Secretary Mayorkas and USCIS Director Jaddou.”
“They were ignoring this crisis that’s been going since Joe Biden took office,” according to Republican National Congressional Committee Spokeswoman Savannah Viar, who pushed back.
“In Joe Biden’s American, every state is a border state.
“Now that their backyards have become the border because this crisis has gotten so out of hand under the Democrats, they’re now acting like they always supported securing the border.”
Viar pointed to New York City and Massachusetts’ own liberal laws requiring they provide shelter to migrants for exacerbating the border crisis and said they only have themselves to blame.
“They invited this into their own backyard by creating sanctuary cities so now, they need to put up,” she said.
“Now [sanctuary cities] are experiencing what the southern border cities, like El Paso, have been seeing for years now.”
Last year. New York City’s Democrat Mayor Eric Adams declared that he would welcome migrants with “open arms.”
Today, Adams claims the federal government has “turned its back” on NYC as the city grapples with a “humanitarian crisis” that could cost taxpayers $12 billion.
“There is reason to hope that the plight of sanctuary mayors will put pressure on Pres. Biden,” Eric Ruark, Director of Research at NumbersUSA, told The Post.
“When a Republican speaks out, whether a mayor or a member of Congress, the response from the Biden Administration usually is, ‘They don’t understand what’s going on,’ or ‘They’re against immigration reform.’”
Adam’s insistence that the federal government picks up the tab for the migrants has resulted in a meeting with presidential top aide Tom Perez last week.
Sen Mark Kelly (D-AZ) also blasted Biden’s “dumb” border policies, according to NBC.
That state’s Democrat Governor Katie Hobbs and Congressman Ruben Gallegos have also been critical of Biden’s border policies in recent months, according to the Washington Post.
They have been asking the president to send more help as the Grand Canyon state sees a huge surge in illegal border crossers.
In the Tucson region, U.S. Border Patrol has been encountering up to 1,900 migrants a day.
The number is more than double the recorded crossings in June, agency statistics reflect.
“D.C. has shown little regard for the actual crisis that’s occurring in Arizona,” Senator Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) said in a statement slamming the Biden Administration in May.
“We’ve paid the price for the federal government’s failure to fix our broken immigration system for most of my lifetime.”
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Biden’s lead challenger in the 2024 Democrat primary, has also criticized the president.
“We should have closed the border,” Kennedy said.
Additionally, Biden has received criticism from other Democrats who believe his border security policies have gone too far and are keeping too many “asylum seekers” out.
In January, more than 70 Democrats sent Biden a letter criticizing his administration’s policies restricting asylum access for migrants crossing the Southern Border, reported NBC News.