The arrogance and hypocrisy of Sanctuary Cities shone brightly this holiday season as mayors including Denver’s Mike Johnston ganged up on Texas for its inability to absorb one million migrants pouring over the state’s border this year thanks to Biden’s open border policy.

They called it “reckless and unsafe” for Texas to bus the overflow of humanity it can’t possibly handle to Denver, Chicago, and New York — supposedly official beacons of welcome for illegal immigrants seeking (checks notes) sanctuary.

The mayors including New York’s Eric Adams held a video press conference to complain to the media that it’s not fair any state except Texas to shoulder Biden’s burden.

In an accidental moment of honesty, Adams blurted out:

“We cannot continue to do the federal government’s job,” Adams said.

And there’s the rub.

It is the federal government’s job to protect the border. Not Texas, nor Arizona, or even California. And still Sanctuary Cities have brought this burden on themselves.

Democrats see nothing inhumane about gangs charging humans thousands of dollars to be rustled like cattle over hundreds of miles on foot or as cargo to our border.

Mayors didn’t complain when migrant activists in Texas started busing migrants to their cities. As a matter of fact, Gov. Polis instituted a policy of busing migrants out of Denver to Chicago and New York and spent millions of our taxpayer dollars to do it.

They say it’s only inhumane when Texas does it anymore, the mayors complain without a hint of their own hypocrisy.

And the media lets them get away with it rather than question why the president is allowing this invasion of unchecked immigration.

Biden’s not the bad guy, nor are the smugglers. It’s all Texas’ fault, the media continues to blindly insist.

The mayors said this week their solution is to demand more money for themselves. Because that’s always the solution for Democrats. More money. This time they want money to create a “national resettlement strategy.”

Mayors are also restricting bus service carrying migrants, threatening bus companies with crimes if they fail to follow new rules for bringing migrants to their towns.

Johnston said his administration would work with Denver City Council to increase any potential consequences for failing to follow the regulations.

Whether Denver will require advance notice from arriving buses is unconfirmed, although Adams said he is requiring buses chartered by Texas to provide 36 hours advance notice before they arrive in New York City, as well as arriving only between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and dropping migrants at one spot. Failure to follow these regulations is a Class B misdemeanor.

A simple phone call to Texas to coordinate bus arrivals instead of bitching about bearing the burden of being a Sanctuary City would have achieved the same goal.

But this way, the mayors get media pity, and maybe more taxpayer money to spend on building and maintaining resettlement cities to accommodate the open border.

Not a single mayor called for an orderly immigration system. Just more money. They could care less about the state of migrants on their streets and overflowing shelters.

Bah, humbug.