Greg Abbott, the Republican Governor of Texas, fired back at President Joe Biden this past Monday due to criticism of a program in the Lone Star state that voluntarily relocates migrants from the U.S. southern border to self-proclaimed sanctuary cities.
A group of three buses filled with roughly 130 immigrants stopped and allowed their passengers to debark near Vice President Kamala Harris’ official residence in Washington, D.C., on Christmas Eve evening. The buses were actually slated for New York, but were forced to reroute down to D.C. due to a large number of road closures and low temperatures, explained on aid worked to The New York Times.
“The White House is full of a bunch of hypocrites, led by the Hypocrite-in-Chief,” explained Renae Eze, a spokeswoman for Abbott, as reported by ABC News. “Instead of their hypocritical complaints about Texas providing much-needed relief to our overrun and overwhelmed border communities, President Biden and Border Czar Harris need to step up and do their jobs to secure the border — something they continue failing to do.”
The group of migrants “were processed and released by the federal government,” explained Eze. Moving the migrants out away from the Texas border to sanctuary cities is “providing much-needed relief to our overrun and overwhelmed border communities.”
One of the hardest hit communities throughout the border crisis has been El Paso, Texas. Multiple dozens of homeless immigrants have slept outside in the streets of the city over the past few weeks due to government and nonprofit facilities set up for migrant care being overcrowded. The city, which running its own bussing program to move these migrants, paid for a number of buses to sit idle on the streets of the city this past holiday weekend as a means for migrants to warm up in the freezing temps.
The White House has previously chosen to attack Abbott this past Christmas after the migrants were left in front of the naval observatory.
“Governor Abbott abandoned children on the side of the road in below-freezing temperatures on Christmas Eve without coordinating with any federal or local authorities,” explained Abdullah Hasan, a spokesman for the White House, as reported by the Times. “This was a cruel, dangerous and shameful stunt.”
“These political games accomplish nothing and only put lives in danger,” he stated.
The Supreme Court has recently issued its own ruling on Title 42, voting to not allow the Trump-era pandemic policy to end and spark a flood of migrants over the U.S. border.