In the face of massive illegal immigration, the White House is pressing El Paso, Texas, officials to hold off on declaring a state of emergency.
In a supposedly secret meeting with a councilor, Democratic Mayor Oscar Leeser said that the White House had persuaded him not to declare a state of emergency.
The White House asked him not to, he said, according to Councilwoman Claudia Rodriguez told the New York Post .
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In recent weeks, as the city’s immigration issues have gained increasing national attention, Leeser has been anticipated to make a statement.
At least three of the eight members of the El Paso City Council have already requested that Leeser declare an emergency.
The Biden administration, which has been under intense political pressure because to the problem for almost two years, announced a joint border operation with Mexico this week. In order to deal with the influx in migrants, that operation entails additional resources and more checkpoints.
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A new migrant data dashboard has been made available in El Paso, providing a glimpse into the unusual numbers the border city is experiencing as a result of the current migrant crisis plaguing the southwest border.
The city’s website provides a breakdown of the enormous numbers being encountered and released into the neighborhood in the Migrant Situational Awareness Dashboard.