Busloads of migrants arrive at Vice President Harris' residence

The buses that arrived Thursday morning at the vice president's home, the U.S. Naval Observatory, were sent by Texas Gov. Abbott.

Updated: September 15, 2022 - 11:15am

Two buses with migrants from Texas arrived early Thursday morning outside of Vice President Kamala Harris' official residence in Washington, D.C., sent by Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott.

Their arrival is the latest move in an escalating effort by GOP governors to send migrants from the southern U.S. border to liberal cities and towns across the U.S. to relieve their taxpayers of the economic burden and to publicly argue the country's immigration problems are national, not local or regional.

On Wednesday, Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis sent two planes with immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, an island off Massachusetts popular among wealthy liberals, including former President Obama, who owns a multimillion-dollar home there. 

Fox News reports the buses that arrived Thursday at the vice president's home  at the U.S. Naval Observatory were sent by Abbott.

About 75 to 100 migrants arrived at about 7 a.m. Eastern time. They reportedly left from Eagle Pass, Texas, with at least some of them starting their trek from Venezuela, then across Mexico to the U.S. border.

One bus passenger told a Fox News reporter he was from Venezuela and crossed the U.S. border illegally to escape the violence and crime in his country. 

The number of illegal immigrants crossing the border has recently reached record highs. 

President Biden put Harris in charge of addressing the problems at the southern border.

Abbott started sending migrants this summer to the nation's capital, the New York City and Chicago.