More buses transporting illegal immigrants landed in Washington, D.C., and New York City Thursday morning, Fox News reported.
Republican governors in border states like Texas and Arizona have booked buses to transport migrants to sanctuary cities and other parts of the country. Migrants migrate freely, generally to visit family or friends.
Critics say governors are using migrants as "political pawns" or "kidnapping" them. GOP politicians argue President Joe Biden's administration isn't doing enough to control the border and that sending migrant buses to Democrat-run communities is a form of protest.
This isn't the first time migrants have gathered outside Harris' DC home. The Texas Tribune reports that Gov. Greg Abbott's office transported 8,000 migrants to D.C. since April. Abbott began bringing migrants to the vice president's mansion after she said the border was safe on NBC's "Meet the Press" Two million individuals are expected to enter the U.S. border this year.
"The Biden-Harris Administration continues ignoring and denying the historic crisis at our southern border, which has endangered and overwhelmed Texas communities for almost two years,”" Abbott warned this week. "Our 'border czar,' Vice President Kamala Harris, has yet to visit the border to see the impact of the open border policies she helped implement, even claiming the border is'secure.'"
Democratic leaders in cities receiving migrants have criticized the governors sending them and requested federal help. Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C., labeled the situation a "humanitarian crisis" in July and requested National Guard assistance.
Bowser declared a public emergency over migrant buses last month. Her announcement will set up the Office of Migrant Services and trigger emergency financing. Fox News stated that the office will offer migrants temporary housing, medical care, and transportation.
Two migrant buses arrived in NYC on Thursday. Since May, Mayor Eric Adams' administration says more than 16,000 illegal immigrants have been transferred to New York. Monday, the mayor criticized the "far right" and "far left" for failing to solve the migrant crisis.
Adams also said Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers would be built to shelter migrants in tents. Local news station WNYW-TV stated Adams is close to a cruise ship agreement.
Kathy Hochul (D) of New York urged a "federal solution" on Tuesday.
“Let’s look at federal facilities, federal staff to help supplement the city and the state,” she told Bloomberg News in an interview.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on BLAZE MEDIA.