Government officials from Philadelphia are now making preparations for a possible busload of new migrants to make its way to the city from Del Rio, Texas, at some point this week.
This event would be the firs time Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has sent a part of the flood of migrants out to the “City of Brotherly Love” in the wake of multiple months of using busses to move migrants to New York, Washington, D.C., and Chicago.
“This information was relayed to us from a community partner organization as Texas officials have not coordinated with the city,” explained a spokesperson for the city this past Sunday to Fox News Digital. “We do not have an exact location of where the bus will disembark, nor do we have any specific information about those on board, nor do we know if other buses are planned.”
Jim Kenney, the Democrat Mayor of Philadelphia, explained that the city would be prepared when these potential migrants actually arrive.
“We were getting information from various advocacy sources that they were on their way, but we don’t know whether or not they’ve actually left,” expressed Kenney, as reported by NBC 10 Philadelphia. “It’s like a 36-40 hour bus trip, so they could be coming any time tomorrow, Tuesday – but whatever day they come, we’ll welcome them with open arms.”
This past Saturday, a group of about a dozen local organizations gathered in order to make preparations for the possible arrival, explained the report.
The governor’s office for Texas has not issued a response to the reports talking about any possible busses slated for Philadelphia. It is also quite uncertain as to whether there are currently plans for more buses to get to the city.
On Thursday, Abbott stated that Texas had already relocated roughly 8,300 migrants to the capital of our nation since this past April. The most recent numbers also highlighted well over 3,700 migrants had been sent to New York City since August 5, and over 1,200 migrants to Chicago since August 31.
In the same vein as what’s taking place in Texas, the Republican Governor of Arizona Doug Ducey has moved well over two thousand migrants to Washington, D.C. as of a report from October. The state governor explained to reporters that he currently plant to continue this program until he officially leaves office this coming January.
“The Biden administration is AWOL on the border, and they’re anti-wall. This is a dereliction of duty, and I will continue to do everything we can, including building our own wall and physical barrier. If Joe Biden and [Vice President] Kamala Harris won’t come to the border, I’m going to bring the border to them,” stated Ducey.