Texas Governor Greg Abbott reportedly reacted angrily to President Joe Biden’s criticism of a Texas program that voluntarily relocates migrants at the US-Mexico border to sanctuary communities on Monday.
On Christmas Eve evening, three buses carrying around 130 immigrants stopped and dropped off their passengers outside Vice President Kamala Harris’ official house in Washington, D.C.
The buses were reportedly initially meant for New York but were redirected to D.C. due to road restrictions and cold temperatures.
El Paso, Texas, has been impacted particularly hard by the border problem.
Because government and NGO institutions set up for migrant care are overloaded, dozens of homeless migrants have been sleeping on the city’s streets in recent weeks.
The city, which runs its own bussing program to move migrants, paid for numerous buses to sit idle on city streets throughout the holiday weekend to keep migrants warm during cold evenings.
On Christmas, the White House struck out at Abbott after the migrants were dumped off in front of the Naval Observatory.
Tens of thousands of migrants are being housed in border shelters on the Mexican side.