Washington mayor requests troops to aid with migrant arrivals from Texas and Arizona

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By Ted Hesson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser has requested the deployment of military troops to assist with migrants arriving on buses sent by the Texas and Arizona state governments, according to letters sent by her office to U.S. military and White House officials. Bowser, a Democrat, has clamored in recent weeks for federal funds to provide shelter and services to migrants arriving on buses from the two Republican-led states, which sought to make a political statement by sending border crossers to Washington. “Our ability to assist people in need at this scale is very…

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