White House asked Democratic El Paso mayor not to declare migrant state of emergency: report
The White House is pressuring El Paso, Texas officials not to declare a state of emergency in the face of mass illegal immigration.
Democratic Mayor Oscar Leeser allegedly told a member of the El Paso City Council in a private conversation that the White House has urged him not to declare a state of emergency.
"He told me the White House asked him not to," Councilmember Claudia Rodriguez told the New York Post.
A declaration has been expected from Leeser in recent weeks as the city's immigration struggles have become more prominent on the national level....