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Betsy McCaughey: Biden’s “Migrants First, Americans Last” Policy

President Joe Biden “Put Americans Last” Ohio chemical spillage disaster: Ohio’s policy was on full display

Fearing for their lives, local residents of the small town of East Palestine, Ohio, have been forced to evacuate their homes, their eyes burning, their skin mottled with rashes, their drinking water suspect — yet the Federal Emergency Management Agency refused to help for two weeks. It is striking how different FEMA responds to illegal immigrants arriving on buses in Washington, D.C., New York.

To assist illegals, charity workers funded by FEMA literally meet the buses and begin distributing food, hotel rooms, rental assistance, legal counsel and health care — the very things that the East Palestine victims also need. Biden’s December Omnibus spending bill gives FEMA an incredible $800 million specifically to support migrants arriving in U.S. cities via the southern border.

Yet Biden is giving the people of this Ohio town — working-class, taxpaying citizens who are 98% white — the cold shoulder. FEMA stands for First Embrace Migrants and Aliens, according to Biden. FEMA is the welcome wagon to illegals.

The White House attempted to explain why FEMA was not present on February 17, just 14 days after the Norfolk Southern train crashed in the small Ohio town of St. Clair. “FEMA is on the frontlines when there is a hurricane or tornado. This situation is different.” This is a blatant lie.

FEMA was established under the Stafford Act 1988 to be able to respond to both natural and man-made disasters. FEMA was created to assist people such as Audrey DeSanzo, a Palestinian resident, and her two school-age kids.

Following the train crash on Feb. 3, Gov. Mike DeWine advised families to evacuate as soon as possible or face a fine. “grave danger of death.”

The DeSanzos ran to Pennsylvania and hid in a friend’s house. They slept on the couch and the floor.

On February 9, officials allowed residents to return. However, DeSanzo said that her children soon developed sore throats. The doctor at the local hospital advised that poison control be called as many patients experienced these symptoms.

DeSanzo wants to leave East Palestine but her hourly wage is only $14 “Where am I supposed to go?” She inquired. FEMA pays the bill for migrants staying in hotels, not DeSanzos.

Norfolk Southern will send $1,000 to each family. The $1,000 doesn’t include housing, medical bills or lost wages. Owners of small businesses wonder how they’ll recover from the loss of inventory and shutting down due to chemical odors.

These costs could be covered by FEMA if there is a declaration of disaster. The Biden administration, however, has withheld this funding.

Meanwhile, FEMA’s website urges illegals to apply for disaster relief, supplying an Undocumented Immigrants Disaster Assistance Flyer in a staggering 18 languages — but heartland Americans can take a hike.

Friday’s White House claim claimed that the White House is “in control”. “mobiliz(ing) a robust, multi-agency effort” Ohioans receive assistance from the Department of Health and Human Services.

HHS announced Tuesday that it would open a clinic with Ohio Department of Health. It’s just too late. Residents have reported burning eyes, gums, rashes, and shortness in breath since Feb. 4. Vinyl chloride, a carcinogen, is known to cause liver cancer as well as brain and lung cancers, lymphoma, and leukemia.

But Ohioans are left to their own devices.

HHS has been coddling illegals all along. HHS approved recently a waiver to Washington State to provide illegals with free health insurance. “equity.” HHS is also flying unaccompanied minors to their new homes at night from the border.

Are there any concerns about Ohio children being exposed to toxic toxins?

East Palestine’s residents will tell you that the stench from burning vinyl chloride can be suffocating. But, worse is Biden’s disregard for ordinary Americans.

American resources should go first to helping Americans

Betsy McCaughey, a former lieutenant governor in New York, is the chairman of The Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths. Follow Betsy McCaughey on Twitter. Visit the Creators Syndicate website www.creators.com for more information about Betsy McCaughey. You can also read cartoons by other Creators Syndicate writers.

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