US President Joe Biden criticized Texas Governor Greg Abbott and other Republican governors Thursday evening over the relocation of migrants, saying that they are “playing politics with human beings, using them as props.”
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) — Discord between US Republicans and Democrats is exploding over migrants sent from the country’s southern border states to cities in the more ‘liberal’ northeast.
Two buses from Texas dropped off over 100 migrants outside US Vice President Kamala Harris’ residence at the US Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., Thursday morning.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who has chartered buses to transport migrants from Texas to the US capital since April, said that the latest group of individuals came from Colombia, Cuba, Guyana, Nicaragua, Panama, and Venezuela.
A Republican, Abbott accused US President Joe Biden and his Deputy, Harris, of “ignoring and denying the historic crisis at our Southern Border, which has endangered and overwhelmed Texas communities for almost two years.”
Biden, a Democrat, criticized Abbott and other Republican governors Thursday evening over the relocation of migrants, saying that they are “playing politics with human beings, using them as props.”
“What they’re doing is simply wrong,” Biden told attendees at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala. “It’s reckless. And we have a process in place to manage migrants at the border.”
Abbott added New York City and Chicago as additional drop-off locations last month. His “busing strategy” has sent over 10,000 migrants to what Republicans call “sanctuary cities.”
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has made a similar move and bused thousands of migrants to states and cities run by Democrats over the past few months.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, another Republican, sent two aeroplanes of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, an island in Massachusetts, on Wednesday.
“In Florida, we take what is happening at the southern border seriously,” DeSantis tweeted Thursday. “We are not a sanctuary state, and we will gladly facilitate the transport of illegal immigrants to sanctuary jurisdictions.”
Massachusett Governor Charlie Baker announced on Friday a new shelter at Joint Base Cape Cod “for the approximately 50 migrants who arrived in Martha’s Vineyard this week.”
US Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, took a shot at DeSantis over the flights of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, tweeting on Thursday that “exploiting vulnerable people for political stunts is repulsive and cruel.”
California’s Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried have suggested separately that they would ask the US Department of Justice to look into DeSantis over the migrants sent to Massachusetts.
US federal agents have made about 1.82 million arrests at the country’s southern border so far this fiscal year, according to figures released by the US Customs and Border Protection last month.
Source: Xinhua Editor: huaxia
NOTE: Whilst thousands upon thousands of White-skinned Ukrainian Neo-Nazis are arriving in the US weekly with no problem whatsoever (these people are given free Housing, Welfare, Medical Care and Schooling, etc) – it would seem that the problem of ‘unwanted’ immigration only effects those States who face migration from traditionally ‘non-White’ countries – that is countries that would prefer to peacefully develop ‘Socialist’ Systems (and look after their own people) – but which are prevented from doing this by US sanctions, bombs and bullets! Non-White people are ‘forced’ to move where the poorly paid jobs are – and in the Americas that is the US! This is a problem entirely caused by the US themselves! It is interesting to note that the New York governor is not paying for hired buses to transport tens of thousands of ‘White’ Ukrainian Neo-Nazis to Texas – but then again – who would notice more White, racist bigots in a State already full of them?