Abbott criticized the White House for criticizing his decision to send migrants to Washington DC.
On Christmas Eve, around 140 migrants showed up at the house of US Vice President Kamala Harris. They were sent there by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
Abbott, a Republican, has been sending migrants to other areas to provide temporary relief to the communities affected by the immigration crisis at the border. According to him, the policies of the Biden administration are reckless.
Texas has bused over 15,900 migrants to sanctuary cities.
⁃ Over 8,900 to DC
⁃ Over 4,900 to NYC
⁃ Over 1,500 to Chicago
⁃ Over 630 to Philadelphia
We’re providing relief to local communities overwhelmed by President Biden’s open border policies.
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) December 27, 2022
The White House called Abbott's actions a shameful and cruel stunt.
A spokesperson for Abbott criticized the White House, saying that the administration is full of hypocrites. They include the president and the border security chief. Instead of complaining about the state of Texas' response to the border crisis, the White House should focus on securing the border.
"According to the spokesperson, the migrants had willingly chosen to go and were accompanied by a voluntary consent waiver."
🚨#BREAKING: El Paso TX has declared a state of emergency amid increase in migrants
El Paso Texas has just declared a state of emergency, citing the hundreds of migrants sleeping on the streets in cold temperatures with thousands being apprehended every day pic.twitter.com/ZR6KlruSii
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) December 19, 2022
The number of migrants crossing the southern border has increased significantly. Due to the high number of people entering the area, several towns, including El Paso, declared a state of emergency.
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