Monday, January 2, 2023

Abbott Hits Back at 'hypocrite in chief' After Criticism for Busing Immigrants to DC on Christmas Eve; Abbott Says Texas Has Bused Nearly 16,000 Migrants to Sanctuary Cities This Year

Abbott hits back at 'hypocrite in chief' after criticism for busing immigrants to DC on Christmas Eve:
Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) responded to widespread criticism for his decision to bus more than 100 immigrants to Washington, D.C., on Christmas Eve, decrying President Joe Biden as the “hypocrite in chief” for transporting immigrants to border towns such as El Paso.
Abbott responded to claims that Texas border officials dropped off immigrants without their consent in below-freezing temperatures, claiming those who were transported signed voluntary consent waivers and agreed to the location.
“They were processed and released by the federal government, who are dumping them at historic levels in Texas border towns like El Paso, which recently declared a state of emergency because of the Biden-made crisis,” Renae Eze, a spokeswoman for Abbott, told Fox News. “As we have repeatedly said, we are willing to work with anyone — Republican or Democrat alike — on real solutions, like the comprehensive immigration reform and border security measures President Biden sent to Congress on his first day in office, but these political games accomplish nothing and only put lives in danger."
Abbott approved the transfer of more than 100 immigrants to be dropped off at Vice President Kamala Harris’s residence in the nation’s capital on Christmas Eve, prompting the White House to denounce the incident as a “dangerous and shameful stunt.” The Migrant Solidarity Mutual Aid Network later transported the immigrants to a local church to provide resources and shelter, according to video footage posted to Twitter by 7News. --->READ MORE HERE
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Greg Abbott Says Texas Has Bused Nearly 16,000 Migrants to Sanctuary Cities This Year:
Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday said the state has bused nearly 16,000 migrants to sanctuary cities this year.
“Texas has bused over 15,900 migrants to sanctuary cities,” Abbott wrote on Twitter. “ … We’re providing relief to local communities overwhelmed by President Biden’s open border policies.”
Since April, the Republican governor has transported at least 8,900 migrants to Washington, D.C., 4,900 to New York City, 1,500 to Chicago, and 630 to Philadelphia.
Late Saturday, three busloads of migrants from Texas arrived in Washington, D.C., where they were dropped off outside the Naval Observatory. Local relief agencies were on-hand to assist the estimated 110 to 130 migrants who arrived near Vice President Kamala Harris’ home.
Blankets were provided for those without coats. The temperature was in the teens when the migrants arrived. Organizers quickly moved them onto awaiting buses that took them to a nearby church, where they were provided with meals and clothing.
“This is a welcome effort that we’ve been doing since the first bus arrived,” Amy Fischer, an organizer with the Migrant Solidarity Mutual Aid Network, told WJLA News. “D.C. just continues to show up as a welcoming city that is always ready and willing to open their arms to welcome people, whether it’s Christmas eve, whether its 9 degrees outside or 90 degrees outside.” --->READ MORE HERE
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