An expected surge in migration at the border with Mexico is setting off alarm bells in states and cities across the U.S. — and stoking tension between Joe Biden and fellow Democrats just as the president’s reelection bid gets underway.

In El Paso, Texas, a state of emergency has been declared as hundreds of men and women are sleeping on sidewalks, but the crisis has spread to America’s largest cities. In New York City, Mayor Eric Adams has lamented the pressure on his city’s already-strained budget — with people camped out in cheap hotels and bus terminals — and Chicago leaders have been forced to house migrants in public buildings and even police stations.

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