DC Mayor Bowser declares public emergency over thousands of bussed migrants
DC, Washington Over 9,000 asylum seekers have entered the district since April,
prompting Mayor Muriel Bowser to proclaim a public emergency on the busing of migrants to the nation's capital on Thursday.
The proclamation gives Bowser permission to create an Office of Migrant Services that will offer assistance
services to migrants coming from Texas and Arizona to Washington, DC.
According to the statement, the district will first set aside $10 million for the construction
the new office and will apply for compensation from the federal government.
"We are aware of this. The border problem is not getting better.
At a news conference, Bowser declared that things were growing worse and that she anticipated "hundreds more buses" to come in the coming months.
Since April, more than 9,000 asylum seekers have travelled by bus to Washington, DC.