DC councilwoman who celebrated ‘sanctuary city’ status complains her city has become a ‘border town’ — and blames Republicans

Washington, D.C., Councilmember Brianne Nadeau (D) complained Thursday that her city has become a “border town” as thousands of migrants flood the city.

Ironically, Nadeau celebrated Washington, D.C., adopting a “sanctuary city” status just three years ago.

What happened?

At a press conference, Nadeau blasted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) for busing thousands of migrants to the nation’s capital.

“So it’s been said, but it’s worth reiterating that the governors of Texas and Arizona have created this crisis and the federal government has not stepped up to assist the District of Columbia,” Nadeau said.

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“In many ways the governors, Texas and Arizona have turned us into a border town,” she later declared.

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Nadeau’s laughable comments — made despite Washington, D.C., being more than 2,000 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border — were made at the same press conference where D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a public emergency over the influx of migrants.

To accommodate the migrants, Bowser announced the formation of the Office of Migrant Services.

In response to the border crisis — in which millions of migrants have poured into the U.S. under President Joe Biden’s leadership — Abbott and Ducey began sending migrants to D.C., New York City, and Chicago earlier this year. All of the Democrat-run cities have bemoaned the flood of migrants despite being sanctuary cities.

But what did Nadeau say before?

For years, the nation’s capital has been a “sanctuary city” for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

Despite now decrying her city as a “border town,” Nadeau celebrated D.C.’s “sanctuary city” status three years ago when she reiterated her demand that Immigration and Customs Enforcement be abolished.

“The District is a sanctuary city, which means our law enforcement does not cooperate with ICE,” she said. “As Councilmember, I have called for an abolition of ICE and wrote DC’s law to establish a permanent immigrant legal services fund.”

Anything else?

Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin, who has extensively covered the border crisis, pointed out that Nadeau’s assertion that D.C. is a border town is “ridiculous.”

As Melugin pointed out, more migrants enter major border cities in one week than have entered D.C. during the entire crisis.

“A ridiculous statement. Washington D.C., a metro of 700,000 people, has had about 8,000 migrants dropped off by the state of Texas over a span of 4-5 MONTHS,” Melugin reacted. “Eagle Pass, TX, a population of 30,000, gets 10,000 migrants in a single WEEK. D.C. is no border town.”

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