Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent dozens more asylum seekers to the home of Vice President Kamala Harris this week in another effort to show his distaste for White House immigration policies this week.
The Republican Governor, who referred to Harris as a “border czar” in a tweet on Saturdayreportedly brought about 50 migrants — including a one-month-old baby — to Harris’ residence at the US Naval Observatory, the Houston Chronicle reported.
“Texas is bringing the border into their backyard to relieve our overwhelmed communities,” Abbott wrote in a tweet on Saturday. “It’s past time to solve this crisis they created.”
The move comes the same week that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis backed two planes that sent about 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard.
The migrants, who were allegedly tricked before their trip, flew to a military base in Cape Cod that was reportedly better equipped to house them on Friday.
According to the paper, Abbott sent more than 100 asylum seekers to Harris’s residence on Thursday, and most of the migrants transported by bus on Saturday are from Venezuela. He also reportedly sent three buses carrying more migrants to New York City on Saturday, The Guardian reported.
Abbott’s press secretary, Renae Eze, told TBEN News that the migrants arrived at the house after a drive from El Paso.
The Bharat Express News has contacted Abbott’s office for additional comment.
Harris told Vice News on Friday that the moves were “political stunts involving real people on the run from evil”.
I[These are] people, real people who have fled evil, who have come to the United States of America to seek refuge, asylum,” Harris said.
“I think it’s the height of irresponsibility, much less — just, frankly, dereliction of duty, when you’re an elected leader, to play those kinds of games with people’s lives and people,” Harris said. “If you think there is a problem, be part of the solution.”
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