Texas Governor sends busload of migrants to Kamala Harris' home
It is one more effort in the electoral strategy of Republican Greg Abbott and others to oppose President Joe Biden's immigration policy.
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Moreover, it is a formula to make a difference in these electoral times. It happened this Saturday and, according to DW, there were about 50 people who entered the country seeking asylum, most of them of Venezuelan origin. Among the group was a newborn child.
The bus arrived at the residence of Vice President Kamala Harris. Human rights organizations questioned this type of actions by the Texas governor. This Saturday, they helped the immigrants with food and shelter in Washington.
But it was not the only case of the day. It also happened with three buses that arrived in New York.
It is not the first time either. It had already been recorded in New York and Chicago. On Thursday, something similar to this Saturday's happened in Washington: migrants were dropped off near Kamala Harris' residence instead Union Station.
Abbott had threatened in April to make that decision after the Biden administration rejected the option of expelling undocumented immigrants under the excuse of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Friday, President Biden had questioned what has been happening. "They are playing politics with human beings, using them as accessories," he said. What they are doing is wrong, it's not American, it's daredevil," he said.
Yesterday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, also a Republican, decided to send two planes with undocumented immigrants to Martha's Vineyard Island in Massachusetts, where former President Barack Obama lives.
Last Thursday, Abbott had said that the "Biden-Harris Administration continues to ignore and deny the historic crisis on our southern border, which has endangered and overwhelmed Texas communities for nearly two years." He even mocked the Vice President: "Our so-called border czar, Vice President Kamala Harris, has not even visited the border to see firsthand the impact of the open border policies she has helped implement, going so far as to claim that the border is 'secure.