More Busloads of Migrants Arrive at Vice President’s Residence After She Is Charged With Solving Border Crisis
Red state governors are busing or flying migrants to liberal ‘sanctuary cities’ such as D.C. as well as to the exclusive liberal island of Martha’s Vineyard.
Two buses filled with migrants who crossed the southern border have arrived at the Naval Observatory at Washington, D.C. — the official residence of Vice President Harris. She has officially been tasked with fixing the root causes of the migration crisis, and by many accounts has struggled to deliver results.
On Thursday, just before the pandemic-era immigration restriction known as Title 42 expired, two buses delivered dozens of migrants to the vice president’s gates. On Wednesday evening, 50 migrants were dropped off. The caravan originated in Texas, reportedly sent directly to Ms. Harris’s door by the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott.
“Until President Biden steps up and does his job, Texas will continue busing migrants to sanctuary cities to provide relief to our overwhelmed border towns,” a spokesman for Mr. Abbott told the Texas Tribune.
Mr. Abbott had previously delivered buses of migrants to Ms. Harris as a Christmas present last year. In all, Texas has sent 17,000 migrants to so-called sanctuary cities like New York, Chicago, and Washington.
Red state governors have deployed this new tactic as a way of raising awareness about the immigration crisis they face daily, even while the “sanctuary cities” declare themselves as refuges perhaps without understanding the burden illegal immigrants create.
Last year, Governor DeSantis — in an even more theatrical production — flew dozens of migrants to the liberal island getaway of Martha’s Vineyard. Just this month, the Florida legislature authorized $12 million to continue sending migrants to the exclusive Massachusetts island home to the likes of the Obamas and Larry David from the Sunshine State.
A member of the D.C. city council, Robert White, told FOX5 that Washington has been strained by the inflow of migrants mostly sent north by red state governors. Mr. White said Congress must appropriate funds so that the nation’s capital can better house these migrants.
After a congressional delegation was sent to the southern border, a Democratic congressman of Maryland, Glenn Ivey, told the same outlet that America must “rationalize and control who is coming across and how they are coming across” as Title 42 ends.
Early in his administration, Mr. Biden tasked his vice president with a number of high-profile assignments, including solving the immigration crisis, securing federal voting rights legislation, and leading the executive branch’s interstellar research and development. After the Dobbs decision, Ms. Harris was also tasked with the federal government’s protection of abortion rights, an assignment she took on with vigor.
By contrast, she was criticized for failing to visit the border. Early in the Biden administration, Ms. Harris traveled to Central America to offer funding and diplomatic support to countries that were the source of many of America’s illegal immigrants. Yet little has come of those efforts, as many thousands cross the border daily.
Mr. Biden is reportedly disappointed by the vice president’s lack of progress on stemming the inflow of migrants. Author Chris Whipple, who wrote a book on the White House chiefs of staff as well as one on America’s spy chiefs, recently penned a book on Mr. Biden’s tenure in the Oval Office. In it, Mr. Whipple disclosed the president’s frustration with his second-in-command, calling Ms. Harris “a work in progress.”
When Mr. Biden heard that the second gentleman, Doug Emhoff, had been complaining about his wife’s assignments, the president was “annoyed,” according to several sources. “He hadn’t asked Harris to do anything he hadn’t done as vice president,” Mr. Whipple wrote.