More buses with migrants dropped off near VP Kamala Harris’ home in DC
Most of the migrants, including men, women, and children, were Venezuelan
October 6, 2022 8:42pm
Updated: October 6, 2022 8:43pm
A bus dropped off around 50 undocumented migrants coming from Texas near Vice President Kamala Harris’ house at the Naval Observatory in Washington D.C. on Thursday, making it the second busload this week.
Most of the migrants, including men, women, and children, told NBC News that they were Venezuelan.
Volunteers from SAMU First Response, a humanitarian nonprofit, were on site to assist the migrants.
The bus of migrants comes as Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis have been sending thousands of undocumented migrants from Texas to New York, Washington, and Chicago.
Abbott also sent two buses full of migrants to Harris’ neighborhood last month, surprising volunteers who were not ready to receive them at that site.
“VP Harris claims our border is ‘secure’ & denies the crisis,” Abbott tweeted at the time. “We’re sending migrants to her backyard to call on the Biden Administration to do its job & secure the border.”
Last month, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a public emergency in the city over the thousands of migrants that continue to arrive in the city from Texas and Arizona.
The emergency declaration helped set aside funding to provide the migrants with accommodations, urgent medical needs, transportation, and other services.
Additionally, two more migrant buses arrived at New York City’s Port Authority bus station on Thursday, following seven busloads of migrants that arrived on Wednesday.
As of October 2, around 16,600 migrants have been sent to the Big Apple, leaving officials struggling to accommodate the large influx of newcomers.