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Washington DC AG Announces Grant Program to Address Migrant 'Humanitarian Crisis'

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Washington, D.C.'s Attorney General said on Thursday that city officials had declared a "humanitarian crisis" over thousands of immigrants from Texas and Arizona on buses. announced a grant program to tackle the problem it calls.

The office of Attorney General Karl Racine has described the current situation in which thousands of migrants have been sent to the city as "a risk to public safety and [a] humanitarian crisis." , in need of immediate financial support for local non-immigrants." Profit for which resources are stretched.

Texas and Arizona have sent thousands of immigrants to their capitals since the spring. Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently said voters in Texas were "fed up" with the chaos at the border under the Biden administration.

"That's why we're sending these illegal immigrants to places like Washington, D.C. and New York City," he said.

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Washington, D.C. "serves as the capital of the United States, a place where members of Congress and the President of the United States can quickly respond to the needs of immigrants entering the country." 

It also states that New York City "has been designated by the city council as a sanctuary city, providing shelter and food to immigrants who enter the country."

But officials in her two cities warned about immigration numbers straining social services, provoking a furious response. The border has been seen every month for the past four months.

Migrants from Venezuela, who boarded a bus in Del Rio, Texas, disembark within view of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on August 2, 2022.

Venezuelan migrants disembarked within sight of boarding bus in Del Rio, Texas. The US Capitol in Washington DC on August 2, 2022.(STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

We are responding to calls for help as we are creating a humanitarian crisis," Racine said in a statement. , provides funding to nonprofits on the front lines that bear the burden of providing basic needs and services, such as legal assistance.

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"I can understand the strain on these nonprofits.&We cannot expect them to shoulder this responsibility alone. If so, these vulnerable communities are likely to face significant damage, including potential threats to their safety," Racine said.

Grants may be up to $50,000 per grant per organization, and total grants shall not exceed $150,000. The proposal must be submitted by next week.

Although the Biden administration has avoided using the term for the entire border situation, it is the latest move to combat what Washington, D.C. officials are calling a crisis.

Mayor Muriel Bowser urges the federal government to provide more assistance, using the D.C. Armory as a processing center and using National Guard resources to assist immigrants I requested when they arrived on the bus.


asked the Ministry of Internal Affairs to deploy the National Guard -- arequest that was later denied by the Pentagon.

A White House official told Fox News Digital: "We have had constructive conversations with Mayor Bowser and her team and are committed to working with her and her team as effectively as we do with other local leaders. 

"As we have repeatedly said, it is shameful and wrong for a Republican governor to use desperate immigrants as a political tool. We are," an official said last week.

Adam Shaw is a political reporter for Fox News Digital, focusing on immigration issues. or he can be reached on Twitter @AdamShawNY