Texas sent its latest bus full of migrants to the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. on Sunday. Vice President Kamala Harris’s residence is at Number One Observatory Circle.
The news about the migrants arriving in Washington was first reported by an ABC local news station on Twitter which posted a video showing the migrants leaving a bus and taking all of their belongings from the storage area.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has previously sent a bus full of migrants who have arrived in his state after entering the country illegally through the U.S.-Mexico border close to the vice President’s home in Washington, D.C. Specifically, buses were sent to the Naval Observatory in September and October, while on Christmas 2022 a bus full of immigrants stopped exactly outside of Harris’ home.
The first buses from Texas to Washington, D.C., were sent in April 2022 and were meant to be an attempt to draw attention to the crisis at the border while also adding more pressure on the Biden administration to take more action to secure the border.
Abbott in an interview with Fox News’s Jesse Waters stated that he was going to continue to send buses of immigrants to other sanctuary cities, including New York and Chicago. In anticipation of the expiration of Title 42 at the time, Abbott had stated that more buses were going to be coming and that he was going to do what had to be done in order to protect the communities at the border.
The latest stats from Operation Lone Star were also recently made available and they show 373,000 apprehensions, 28,000 criminal arrests, 402 million seized lethal fentanyl doses, and more than 17,600 migrants taken to sanctuary cities.