The immigration crisis has claimed its first American victims on U.S. soil, thanks to Democratically controlled legislators in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Recently, Democrats have been receiving fire for forced kids out of their annual 4-H event held at the New Mexico State Fairgrounds.
The annual 4-H Horse School has held this event at the Expo New Mexico Center for over 30 years. There they teach students from across the state all the aspects of horsemanship from riding and grooming to nutrition.
Typically, students stay in the dorms located on the State Fairgrounds during the 4-day event which was scheduled to begin on June 3rd — that is until the city suddenly decided to boot the students from the Expo in favor of allowing illegal aliens to stay in the dorms.
“My daughter was in tears about this,” says Dr. Donny MacDougall.
Adding, “We were extremely disappointed when we have a quality facility like Expo New Mexico and the rug gets ripped out from under our kids’ feet.”
To make matters worse, parents received notification that they’re being booted from the site just days ago, informing them that the camp would now be held in Las Cruces because the state wants to use the dorms to help with the rush of asylum-seekers entering the U.S.
“A different venue is a challenge for a lot of parents. It will cost more money and be more difficult logistically to get the kids there,” MacDougall says.
“The city says this was an opportunity to save money for the pro-migration organizations that help the asylum seekers,” according to KRQE.com, which also quoted city Democrats saying, “Right now, many of these pro-migration groups host asylum seekers at hotels and places of worship, and so as great as that is for right now, it’s not something that is sustainable. It’s very costly for these groups,” Mariella Ruyz-Angel, Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, said.
Democrat Mayor Richard Berry announced on Tuesday that his administration intends to provide additional sanctuary for illegal aliens by providing a “central point of contact” for groups and agencies that serve them.
In a recent press conversance, the 56-year old mayor announced that the city of Albuquerque would provide services without regard to legal status through the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. Thus far the 3-member staff is being funded by an 18-month W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant awarded in July for $300,000.
When reporters inquired about the abrupt boot given to the 4-H students, the Expo attempted to spin the incident in their favor stating, “Expo New Mexico has a proud and well-established history of providing shelter and accommodations for people in need.
It has been determined that Expo New Mexico can provide a practical and humane solution through the use of dormitory space, and we are prepared to house dozens of individuals at a time as they make a temporary stop on their way to long-term housing with sponsor families in other states.”
In short what the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico is telling their tax paying citizens, is that their convention center and perhaps other city facilities are no longer available to them, regardless.
The Expo can house up to 240 people in the dorms. However, Albuquerque citizens believe that this might be just the beginning says longtime resident Rodney Woods.
“I never expected it, and I don’t think they thought it through, and I hate to be too critical because of the problem that it is, but I don’t think they’ve thought this stuff though. They haven’t had time.”
Officials say parents have until May 15th to get a refund if they can’t make it down to Las Cruces. Expo New Mexico officials say as of right now, no other events are being moved or canceled, the key words being “as of right now.”