Two buses of migrants from the U.S.-Mexico border were dropped off near Vice President Kamala Harris’ home in residential Washington on Thursday morning in the bitter political battle over the Biden administration’s immigration policies.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been busing migrants out of Texas to cities with Democratic mayors as part of a political strategy this year because he claims there are too many arrivals over the border to his state. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey also has adopted this policy, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also got in on the act recently. It was first dreamed up by former President Donald Trump.
Abbott tweeted that he’d sent the buses that arrived Thursday: “We’re sending migrants to her backyard to call on the Biden Administration to do its job & secure the border.”
About two dozen men and women stood outside the U.S. Naval Observatory at dawn, clutching clear plastic bags of their belongings carried with them over the border, before moving to a nearby church. Harris’ office had no immediate comment.
After migrants seeking asylum cross the U.S.-Mexico border, they spend time in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility along the border until they are generally released into the U.S. to wait out their cases. Republicans say Biden’s policies encourage migrants to vanish into the U.S.; Democrats argue the Trump-era policy of forcing migrants to wait out their asylum cases in Mexico was inhumane.
DeSantis flew two planes of immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday. And last week, Abbott sent about 75 migrants to Chicago.
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a public emergency last week over the continued arrival of buses of migrants. The district earlier requested National Guard assistance to help stem a “growing humanitarian crisis” prompted by the arrival of thousands of migrants, but the Pentagon rejected the request.
Republished with permission of the Associated Press.
September 15, 2022 at 12:52 pm
Republicans will pay at the voting booth for these theatrics.
Join real conservatives at the Lincoln Project or at a half dozen alternate ‘NEVER TRUMP’ organizations.
REPUBLICANS ARE AMERICA’S PROBLEM!
VOTE REPUBLICANS OUT OF OFFICE!
September 16, 2022 at 1:40 pm
You blue cultists push fascist gun bans.
September 15, 2022 at 1:12 pm
That seems like kidnapping.
September 16, 2022 at 1:43 pm
Biden and Lightfoot did the exact same thing.
September 15, 2022 at 3:04 pm
Of course peter h fails to state that on national t v Sunday, with puppet chick todd, host of meet the depressed, Harris lied and said the border is secure. What a liar. It’s obviously not! She lies bout everything.
September 15, 2022 at 5:35 pm
Not securing the border is an impeachable offense. Biden and Harris will be held accountable. The Biden Administration is the most incompetent Administration in history.
September 16, 2022 at 1:42 pm
Biden does nothing to fix the mess he created and liberals give him a free pass.
Democrats are incapable of governing, everything they touch turns to crap.
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