The Texas Republican Governor maybe patting himself on the back for making political noise in his actions of shipping migrants from the border to Democratic big cities like New York, Washington D.C .and Chicago….
But for those on the buses?
They are glad….
As in so many things in life…
Efforts to screw someone often backfires…..
The cost to Texas tax payersfor the ‘free’ trips is $12 Million and rising….
And no one is forced to make the trip….
Some even leave the buses at less distance gas or drives changing stops closer to places they have friends or family….
It would appear the Texas Governor is actually helping the Biden admin’s immigration problems….
But the cities on the receiving end are scrambling to provide initail food and shelter for the influx of people…
All this as the migrants eventually melt into the American workforce….
So far, more than 230 buses carrying nearly 9,400 migrants, including families with young children, have arrived in D.C. since Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) began offering free passage to the nation’s capital in April, with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) following suit in May. Last month,buses from Texas started heading to New York and Chicago, too.
Abbott and Ducey, along with many other Republicans, are focusing increased attention on the record number of border crossings by large groups arriving from South and Central America, and as far away as Senegal. Both governors are using the busloads of migrants as a political statement about what they have called lax Biden administration border policies.
But for many of those who have accepted the rides, any political gamesmanship has been irrelevant. The buses have turned into a welcomed pipeline, given that many already had plans to head east, either to live in the D.C. area or somewhere else another bus ride away….
In the process, their arrival has turned D.C. into “an unofficial border town,” said Tatiana Laborde, managing director of SAMU First Response, one of the agencies helping the migrants.
With buses letting off more migrants near Union Station several times a week and D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) and the Biden administration at odds over who should do more to help them, the existing apparatus of support is in triage mode, Laborde said.
“It’s been intense,” she said, in between attending to recently arrived migrants staying inside a temporary shelter run by her organization in Maryland that holds 50 people at a time. “It’s something that we are not used to.”….