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Immigrants stopped near Vice President Harris’ home on a frigid Christmas Eve

Washington3 buses of recent immigrant families We arrived from Texas near the home of Vice President Kamala Harris on Christmas Eve in record cold weather.

Texas officials have not confirmed their involvement, but the bus drop-off is consistent with previous actions by border governors to draw attention to the Biden administration’s immigration policies.

The bus, which arrived outside the vice president’s residence late Saturday, was carrying about 110 to 130 people, said SAMU First Response, a relief agency that works with the city of Washington to serve thousands of immigrants. Managing Director Tatiana Labordo said. unloaded in the last few months.

Local organizers had expected the bus to arrive on Sunday, but learned the group would arrive early in Washington on Saturday.

Some wore t-shirts despite temperatures hovering around 15 degrees Fahrenheit (-9 degrees Celsius). It was the coldest Christmas Eve on record for Washington. according to to the Washington Post.

Employees prepared blankets for those who arrived on Christmas Eve and quickly moved to waiting buses for rides to local churches, Laborde said. A local restaurant chain donated dinner and breakfast.

Most of the arrivals were heading for other destinations and were expected to stay in Washington for only a short time.

Greg Abbott’s office did not respond to a request for comment Sunday morning. His office said last week that Texas had provided buses to Washington, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia for more than 15,000 people since April. said.

Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey are both Republicans and have been vehemently critical of President Joe Biden for his handling of the U.S.-Mexico border. Thousands of people try to cross each day, many are seeking asylum.Officials on both sides of the border call for urgent assistance Setting up a shelter Some are sleeping on the streets.

Republicans claim Biden and Harris, Designated as an administrative point person As for the root cause of migration, it eased restrictions that caused many people to leave their countries of origin. Biden has dropped some policies, but left others enacted by former President Donald Trump. Worked on spikes at border crossings and at some point Separated immigrant families and children as a deterrent.

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