Opinion: If migrants must come in, burden must be shared

AP Photo/Eric Gay / Migrants walk along concertina wire toward Border Patrol officers after illegally crossing the Rio Grande River from Mexico into the U.S. at Eagle Pass, Texas, last month.

For residents of Massachusetts and New York communities who suddenly find themselves hosting migrants from Florida and Texas, the border crisis just got personal.

It's about time.

"The Biden-Harris administration continues ignoring and denying the historic crisis at our Southern border, which has endangered and overwhelmed Texas communities for almost two years," said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who has sent over 10,000 migrants to Washington, D.C., New York City and Chicago since the spring.

"Overwhelmed" is an under- statement.

"Here at the Southern border, we've been seeing 7,000 to 8,000 immigrants coming across every single day, and that's overwhelming the limited resources of these smaller border communities such as Eagle Pass and Del Rio," Texas Department of Public Safety Chris Olivarez told Fox News.

Sending migrants to Northern states is part of Abbott's efforts to secure the border, a notion anathema to progressives.