Two buses dispatched by the Republican governor of Texas drop off migrants in front of Kamala Harris’s residence in Washington, Thursday, Sept. A place that hasn’t been chosen at random since the Vice President of the United States is in charge of the explosive file of immigration into the country. “Vice President Harris claims our border is secure and denies there is a crisis. We are sending migrants to their backyards to urge the Biden administration to do their job and secure the border,” tweeted Greg Abbott. They claim that 10,000 migrants have been sent to Washington, New York and most recently Chicago since April.
A new political weapon for the tenants of the American right, sending migrants is turning into a political battle in the United States, with high stakes just weeks ahead of legislative elections. For the past few months, several Republican officials have been driving migrants to Democratic strongholds in the country to condemn Joe Biden’s migration policy.
On September 14, the governor of Florida called for the organization of transportation of migrants by plane to the upscale island of Martha’s Vineyard. “Yeah, if you have people who think Florida is a good place, our message to them is: We’re not a sanctuary state, and it’s better to be able to go to sanctuary jurisdiction, and, yes, we This will help facilitate transportation so that you can move to greener pastures,” he jokingly explained on 15 September.
The White House, for its part, condemns this as a “shameful” political maneuver. “This is a cruel and inhumane way of treating people fleeing communism,” responded Karine Jean-Pierre. We are talking about children, we are talking about families who have been promised a house, a job, a bus and a place they don’t know,” door-to-door The doorman continued. white House.