Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, closely follows the horrific act of dropping off migrant buses in DC
Texas Governor Greg Abbott delivered on his sinister promise to evict asylum seekers and refugees in the capital with the first bus that conveniently arrived outside the Fox News offices Wednesday morning.
Abbott announced last week it would take them to the steps of the Capitol in response to the Biden administration’s decision to end Title 42, a pandemic-era emergency order implemented by Donald Trump that allows immigrants to migrants are brought back to Mexico at the border, even as they apply for asylum.
“We will send them to the United States Capitol, where the Biden administration will be able to immediately address the needs of the people they allow to cross our border.”
About 30 people got off the bus at about 9 a.m. in front of the Great Hall of America building, home to Fox News, MSNBC and C-SPAN, a few blocks from the Capitol. Fox News reported that officials cut their wristbands and told them they were free to go.
The 11 migrants who spoke to The Daily Beast at Union Station said they would not stay in the DC area. Instead, the group plans to split up to have Catholic Charities help them travel to New York City and Miami.
Alexandre Alberto, Alejandro Rivero and Ledinyek Rico – all from Venezuela – said they were sent to DC without any resources. “Gentlemen of the church are good people,” Rivero told The Beast. “We don’t have the resources and we want to achieve.”
Catholic Charities Father John Enzler told The Daily Beast that two other buses are expected to arrive from Texas — one later on Wednesday and one on Thursday morning.
“It’s not well organized,” he said. Enzler added that his organization’s facilities – 34 in total in DC – are mostly full but will be for “transitional” migrants.
“Everyone [will] go elsewhere,” Ivan Calderon, an immigrant from Colombia, told The Daily Beast in comments translated by a Univision reporter. “It was crowded,” he added when asked about conditions on the bus. The trip lasted “about four or five days,” Calderon noted.
People who spoke to The Daily Beast said they were from Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Cuba.
Many advocacy groups have criticized Abbott’s stunt as callous, pointless and possibly illegal because states are unable to enforce federal immigration laws.
“There was no one to help them,” a Catholic charity volunteer lamented to The Daily Beast, adding that the bus was sent by the governor of Texas just to carry migrants to the building. Great Hall of the United States without any support.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/texas-gov-greg-abbott-follows-through-with-gross-stunt-of-dropping-bus-of-migrants-in-dc?source=articles&via=rss Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, closely follows the horrific act of dropping off migrant buses in DC