Busloads of migrants arrive at VP Kamala Harris’ house in freezing temps
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — With children in tow and despite freezing temperatures, loads of asylum-seeking migrants were bused to Vice President Kamala Harris’ home in Washington over the Christmas holiday.
Texas authorities have not confirmed their involvement, but the bus drop-offs are in line with previous actions by border-state governors.
Tatiana Laborde, managing director of aid group SAMU First Response, said nine busloads of migrants were dropped off in Washington this past week. Local churches took the migrants in and provided shelter, blankets and food.
Laborde said the buses that arrived at Harris’ house carried 110 to 130 people.
Some migrants are now trying to commute to cities they have family in or cities that have community resources to help them in their relocation.
Recently, migrant assistance organizations have been seeing an uptick in migrants from Ecuador and Columbia.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s office did not respond to the Associated Press’ request for comment Sunday morning.
White House spokesperson Abdullah Hasan called the bus drop-offs a “cruel, dangerous, and shameful stunt.”
But Republicans point the blame at the Biden administration, saying its immigration policies have overwhelmed communities on the border, where thousands of people try to cross every day.