Texas Gov. Greg Abbott despatched one other group of asylum seekers to Philadelphia on Friday, arguing that the transfer highlighted President Biden’s incapacity to handle immigration.
Two buses carrying roughly 80 folks, together with girls and younger youngsters, pulled into the town’s thirtieth Avenue Station and have been met by aid teams, in accordance with NBC 10.
The station reported that the migrants have been woefully underdressed for Philadelphia’s chilly climate, with many arriving in T-shirts earlier than being given blankets.
The brand new arrivals hailed from a spread of nations, together with Nicaragua, Colombia and the Dominican Republic.
Abbott has been sending migrants to Democratic-led cities — together with New York, Washington, DC and Chicago — to name consideration to the wave of undocumented immigrants pouring into the nation.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has ripped Abbott’s actions as political theater.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott despatched round 80 migrants to Philadelphia. Bloomberg by way of Getty Pictures
Of the most recent convoy, he mentioned it was “downright irresponsible and callous to do that unannounced and with out coordination, exhibiting blatant disregard for the sanctity of human lives,” in accordance with NBC.
The migrants will probably be taken to shelters and given meals earlier than transferring on to their last locations, in accordance with native officers.
Erika Nunez, govt director of the Juntos group group, mentioned Philadelphia and different cities can accommodate the migrants.
“I believe a part of it’s he’s anticipating cities to fail, and I believe there’s like the parable of shortage,” she informed NBC of Abbott’s marketing campaign. “That we don’t have sufficient sources to go round to welcome immigrant communities — and that’s truly simply not true.”
The migrants after arriving in Philadelphia. NBC 10
Some authorities officers have raised considerations over largely unchecked immigration into the US, noting that dozens of entrants have been detained after popping up on terror watch lists.
Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy known as for Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign throughout a go to to the Texas border with Mexico on Tuesday.
There have been roughly 2.4 million crossings on the southern border recorded over the 12 months ending Sept. 30, the best on file.