Three buses carrying migrants from Texas arrived near the home of Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington, D.C. on Christmas Eve.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott and other Republicans have condemned the Biden administration for failing to enforce security at the southern border.
The third and final bus of migrants of the night of migrants buses up to D.C. from Texas arriving, with Migrant Solidarity Mutual Aid Network taking them to a church: pic.twitter.com/Y65B8RnilZ
— Christian Flores (@CFloresNews) December 25, 2022
In response, Abbott sent a letter to Biden explaining that migrant housing facilities have reached their full capacity and there are freezing temperatures in cities like El Paso.
Republican-led states have arranged the transport of thousands of migrants to liberal enclaves such as Chicago, New York City, Martha’s Vineyard, and Washington, D.C.
Vice President Kamala Harris was put in charge of handling the border crisis in the Biden administration, but she also failed to address the crisis.
The migrants are quickly taken away from Harris’ home and brought to local churches and other facilities.
The Texas National Guard is doing the federal government’s job at our border.
They’re working around the clock to stop illegal crossings into Texas, including on Christmas Day.
Thank your for protecting our state & our nation. pic.twitter.com/C4xCLAbCMB
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) December 23, 2022
Abbott told Biden, “Your policies will leave many people in the bitter, dangerous cold as a polar vortex moves into Texas.”
“Texas has borne a lopsided burden caused by your open border policies,” he added.
“This terrible crisis for border communities in Texas is a catastrophe of your own making,” he wrote.
“The need to address this crisis is not the job of border states like Texas. Instead, the U.S. Constitution dictates that it is your job, Mr. President, to defend the borders of our country, regulate our nation’s immigration, and manage those who seek refuge here,” he added.
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Abbott also warned that the situation would only get worse when the federal government ends the Title 42 policy — which restricts the number of migrants allowed to enter the U.S.
The Department of Homeland Security projects between 9,000 and 15,000 migrant encounters a day once the policy ends, a surge that would add to the already highest annual total of encounters in U.S. history.
Earlier this month, a bus from Texas carrying about 30 Nicaraguan migrants dropped its passengers outside Harris’s residence.
In September, several buses dropped off about 100 migrants outside the residence.
“Our supposed Border Czar, Vice President Kamala Harris, has yet to even visit the border to see firsthand the impact of the open border policies she has helped implement, even going so far as to claim the border is ‘secure,’” Abbott said at the time. “Texas will continue sending migrants to sanctuary cities like Washington, D.C., until President Biden and Border Czar Harris step up and do their jobs to secure the border.”
Earlier Saturday, the Department of Homeland Security released a statement discouraging migrants from illegally entering the U.S. and said immigration personnel would expel them under Title 42.
“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to fully enforce our immigration and public health laws at the border. Individuals and families attempting to enter without authorization are being expelled, as required by court order under the Title 42 public health authority, or placed into removal proceedings,” the statement read. “As temperatures remain dangerously low all along the border, no one should put their lives in the hands of smugglers, or risk life and limb attempting to cross only to be returned.”