Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bused approximately 100 migrants to the outside of the official residence of the vice president, Fox News reported. The migrants, who were picked up in the Texas border town of Eagle Pass, were originally from Venezuela, Uruguay, Colombia, and Mexico.
Wilder Alberto Pinto Sosa, a migrant who traveled from Venezuela with his 1-year-old son, told DC News Now reporter Lex Juarez that he has been treated with dignity and respect since arriving in the United States. He said his experience in the U.S. has been “much better than any other country I’ve passed through.”
Juarez reported, “The group is heading to a local church to be fed and connected to resources to help them get to their final destinations.”
“The border is open. Everybody believes that the border is open,” a Venezuelan man told Fox News. “It’s open because we enter. We come in, free, no problem.”
When asked how the migrants came into the U.S., he added, “We came illegally.”
On Sunday, Harris proclaimed that the U.S.-Mexico border is “secure.”
“The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular, over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed,” Harris told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd.
Todd questioned Harris about the record-high 2 million migrant encounters that have already occurred this fiscal year.
Harris – President Joe Biden’s border czar – reiterated, “We have a secure border in that that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration.”‘
She again blamed the Trump administration for the border crisis: “But there are still a lot of problems that we are trying to fix given the deterioration that happened over the last four years.”
Harris added, “We also have to put into place a law and a plan for a pathway for citizenship for the millions of people who are here and are prepared to do what is legally required to gain citizenship.”
Harris accused Abbott and other Republicans of “playing politics” with the issue of immigration.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had no idea that the buses were coming, according to her office.
Previously, Bowser responded to migrants who were shipped from Texas to Washington, D.C., by declaring a state of emergency last week and launching a $10 million Office of Migrant Services. Last month, the Democratic mayor requested that the D.C. National Guard be activated to tackle the influx of illegal aliens, but was denied by the Pentagon.
Since April, Texas has sent approximately 10,000 migrants to Washington, D.C. Texas has sent migrants to other self-declared sanctuary cities, such as Chicago and New York City.