On Wednesday, 30 Nicaraguan migrants traveled all the way from Texas to Vice President Kamala Harris’s official residence. Making this the fifth time Gov. Greg Abbott has used the Naval Observatory as a bus depot.
Dozens of migrants, including toddlers, were seen coming off the bus in the dark before 7 a.m., as shown in footage from NBC News.
Texas began sending migrants to the nation’s capital back in April as a political play, hoping to pressure the Biden administration. Since then, Texas has sent more than 8,400 migrants.
The League of United Latin American Citizens has called the busing program “un-American,” and migrant advocates have called for criminal investigation, asserting the busing amounts to human trafficking, as reported by The Dallas Morning News.
“Since April, Texas’ busing strategy has successfully provided much-needed relief to our border communities overwhelmed by the historic influx of migrants caused by President Biden’s reckless open border policies,” Abbott said last month as he announced the first bus to Philadelphia. “Until the Biden Administration does its job and provides Texans and the American people with sustainable border security, Texas will continue doing more than any other state in the nation’s history to defend against an invasion along the border, including adding more sanctuary cities like Philadelphia as drop-off locations for our busing strategy.”