Vice President Kamala Harris said that those Republican governors who chose to move migrants across the country into Democratic cities and states would fall under “dereliction of duty.” During an interview on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”, Harris also said that there needs to be a solution to the migration crisis, which will include providing amnesty to many of the illegal immigrants that have entered the country.
She also said that these migrants were looking for refuge against dangerous and harmful situations and now they are being turned into political games. The migrants that are often getting off the buses include mothers with their children.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s office has reported that more than 8,000 migrants were moved to Washington D.C., 3,000 to New York City, and roughly 1,000 to Chicago. Arizona has also joined in and is now bussing migrants to Washington D.C., while Florida flew around 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard.
In their statements, these Republican states have asserted that they are only trying to fill the gaps in the border policy enacted by the federal government. The border crisis has reached new heights with more than 200,000 encounters each month. This fiscal year there have been over 2.1 million encounters, marking a new record.
The Democrat mayor of El Paso has also joined in the transportation operations having sent migrants away from the city to relieve some of the pressure.
However, the Democrats have only been outraged about the Republican busing operations so far. In 2021 an immigration reform was introduced by the White House and Senate Democrats calling for a pathway to citizenship to be established for illegal immigrants.