Well, Kamala —this is a pickle.
According to a Fox News report, two buses carrying more than 100 migrants from the southern border arrived outside of Vice President Kamala Harris’ D.C. residence Thursday morning —care of Texas Gov. Abbott.
The group includes migrants from Venezuela, Uruguay, Colombia and Mexico. Multiple migrants, asked by Fox News Digital, said they think the border is open, contrary to what Harris said Sunday during an interview.
From Fox News:
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 continued.
Fox News’ Bill Melugin shared the story on Twitter: “BREAKING: The state of Texas has just sent two buses of migrants to VP Kamala Harris’ residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington D.C., just days after she repeatedly claimed that the border is “secure”. Bus just arrived a short time ago.”
BREAKING: The state of Texas has just sent two buses of migrants to VP Kamala Harris’ residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington D.C., just days after she repeatedly claimed that the border is “secure”. Bus just arrived a short time ago. https://t.co/WmU4cpaGf0
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 15, 2022
The buses arrive just days after Vice President Harris claimed the border was secure on Meet The Press.
“Final topic here. We’re here in Texas, I want to ask you about the border. Would you call the border secure?” host Chuck Todd asked Harris.
“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 began before answering the question directly. “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’re gonna have 2 million people cross this border for the first time ever. You’re confident this border is secure?” Todd said, pushing the issue.
“We have a secure border in that that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration,” Harris said, attempting to blame the border crisis on former President Donald Trump. “But there are still a lot of problems that we are trying to fix. Given the deterioration that happened over the last four years.”
“We also have to put in place a law and a plan for a pathway for citizenship for the millions of people who are here and are prepared to do what is legally required to gain citizenship,” Harris added. “We don’t have that in place because people are playing politics in a state like this [Texas] and in Congress — by the way, you want to talk about bipartisanship, on an issue that at one time was a bipartisan issue. Both in terms of Republican senators and even presidents.”