The incident is the latest case of red states exporting the open borders problem to the liberals they blame for causing it. It followed a similar one Wednesday night, when Florida sent two planes with 50 illegal immigrants to the tony liberal playland of Martha’s Vineyard, where the Obama’s own a surfside mansion.
“The border is secure,” Harris told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd on Sunday.
The buses are believed to have departed from Del Rio, Texas, and made the 1,800-mile journey to the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., where Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff live. Fox News, which was on hand as the illegal immigrants got off the bus, reported that the group included people from Venezuela, Uruguay, Colombia and Mexico.
Outside the naval observatory where Texas just dropped off two bus loads of migrants outside the VP’s residence. pic.twitter.com/vmUmduFZrT
— Ryan King (@thatkingthing) September 15, 2022
Republican governors Greg Abbott, of Texas, Ron DeSantis, of Florida, and Doug Ducey, of Arizona have been sending illegal immigrants to blue cities and states to bring attention to the border problem. An estimated 2 million illegal immigrants have flooded into the country since President Joe Biden took office and repealed most of former President Trump’s border security policies.
“President Biden’s inaction at our southern border continues putting the lives of Texans — and Americans — at risk and is overwhelming our communities,” Abbott said last month. “To continue providing much-needed relief to our small, overrun border towns, Chicago will join fellow sanctuary cities Washington, D.C., and New York City as an additional drop-off location.”
Abbott’s office claims more than 7,700 illegal immigrants have been dropped off in Washington and more than 2,100 in New York since April. The state has spent an estimated $12 million chartering the buses.
Democrat leaders, including Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser, and New York Mayor Eric Adams, who have all supported the administration’s border policies, have decried the busing tactic and said their cities and states cannot absorb the influx of illegal immigrants.
Bowser last week declared a public emergency over the previous arrival of buses from Texas and Arizona. She has sought help from the National Guard in dealing with the problem, but has been denied twice by the Department of Defense.