San Diego declares a crisis as feds release thousands into the city

In the past two weeks, roughly 8,100 illegals have arrived in the city.

Published: September 28, 2023 8:19pm

Updated: September 28, 2023 9:18pm

The southern California city of San Diego this week declared a humanitarian crisis as federal authorities continue releasing thousands of illegal immigrants into the city amid a broader surge in border crossings.

Migrant shelters in the area have reached their capacities amid the surge in new arrivals, in part driven by federal authorities directly transporting illegals to the city, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to declare a humanitarian crisis, with Supervisor Jim Desmond and Chair Nora Vargas proposing the move, according to the National Review. The decision authorizes the city to seek federal funding to address the influx, which has seen roughly 8,100 new arrivals in the past two weeks alone.

"While Supervisor Desmond and I may have fundamentally different views on immigration policy, we can both agree on one thing, and that is that this county urgently needs federal resources," Vargas said.

The vote comes as other cities, such as New York struggle to contend with a surge in illegal immigration. New York, for its part, has witnessed more than 110,000 arrivals in the past year. More than 7 million people have illegally entered the country since President Joe Biden took office.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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