Just days after Kamala Harris said the border was “secure” on Sunday during a broadcast interview, Texas Governor Greg Abbott sends two buses transporting 101 South American migrants to her home in Washington, DC.
Border officials attacked Harris to Fox News shortly after she made her comments, claiming that her claim that the border is secure is false and that the issue caused by the influx of illegal immigrants into the country is only getting worse.
“Kamala Harris twice declared the U.S. southern border is “secure” during an interview Sunday, despite the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who routinely cross into the country every month,” reports Fox News.
Harris spoke with her usual muddle and confusion:
“I think that there is no question that we have to do what the president and I asked Congress to do, the first request we made: pass a bill to create a pathway to citizenship,” Harris stated on “Meet the Press,” which aired on the 21st anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular, over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed.”
And now there is a ton of backlash for those statements.
Busses full of illegal migrants just arrived outside Kamala Harris’ house in DC.
Does she still think the border is secure?
— Congressman Troy Nehls (@RepTroyNehls) September 15, 2022
The story that Republican governor Greg Abbott had sent buses full of immigrants to jeer Harris for her remark quickly went viral.
Harris’ injury was aggravated when President Trump posted on social media about his superior border policies:
“The Trump administration had, by far, the most secure and likewise most humane SOUTHERN BORDER in United States history. Our Remain in Mexico Policy, and much more, made it so. Now just two years later, we have the least secure Border, with deaths at every level that is absolutely unthinkable !!! Millions of people are pouring into our country, unchecked and unvetted. This is the radical left Democrat’s policy known as DESTROY AMERICA!”
According to Fox News:
This latest convoy of buses arrived just hours after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis followed through on his similar promise to drop off illegal immigrants in progressive states, sending two planes full of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday.
A representative from a non-governmental organization called Sanctuary DMV showed up and told the migrants they would be going to a local church.
Marla Bustillos of Sanctuary DMV told Fox News Digital they were “at Union Station since 6 in the morning waiting” and “just heard 20 minutes ago that the drop-off was this one.”
“We’ve already set up a church and a location — a safe location for them to tell us where they need to go next, where they have relatives,” she added.
Southern states that are inundated with migrants and feel ignored by President Biden’s administration have turned to the continued relocation of incoming illegal border crossers as a form of protest.
“I was surprised to see [the press] here before we could get here. So the press knew the location before we did, some of the volunteers… it’s very frustrating,” said Bustillos. “We’re gonna make it happen, but it takes a lot of resources, a lot of effort.”
According to a report in The Daily Mail, “Texas Governor Greg Abbott has sent yet another bus of illegal migrants from his state in what appears to be direct retaliation for the comments Harris made this weekend. Almost 100 people traveled from Eagle Pass to the Naval Observatory on Thursday morning, just yards from Harris’ DC home.
Two migrant buses sent by Texas Governor Greg Abbott arrived close to Vice President Kamala Harris’ residence in Washington DC this morning in an escalation of the ongoing immigration crisis.
During an interview on Sunday, Harris told NBC’s Chuck Todd: ‘The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed.
‘We have a secure border in that that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration.’
But many migrants who arrived from Venezuela, Uruguay, Colombia and Mexico told Fox News that they thought the border was open despite her comments.
Those who arrived on the bus said that they had traveled from Venezuela, with many women, children and families smiling as they got off the vehicles.
Gov Abbott appears to have directly retaliated to Harris’ comments by sending the latest load of migrants close to her home in DC.
He has yet to publicly comment on this latest escalation.
Abbott’s move comes just after Gov Ron DeSantis bragged about sending two planes of migrants to affluent Martha’s Vineyard and as El Paso is becoming ‘overwhelmed’ by the number of those crossing the border illegally.
Abbott has sent dozens of buses filled with border-crossers to Washington, D.C., New York City and Chicago in recent weeks.