7News, December 24, 2022
A group of migrants was dropped off outside Vice President Kamala Harris’ D.C. home on Christmas Eve, as temperatures dropped into the teens and some people were seen without adequate winter clothes.
A total of three busloads stopped outside the Naval Observatory from Texas.
The Migrant Solidarity Mutual Aid Network was there to take all three busloads of people to a church to help provide them with necessary resources and welcome them to our area.
“This is a welcome effort that we’ve been doing since the first bus arrived,” said Amy Fischer, a core organizer with the Migrant Solidarity Mutual Aid Network. “D.C. just continues to show up as a welcoming city that is always ready and willing to open their arms to welcome people, whether it’s Christmas Eve, whether it’s 9 degrees outside or 90 degrees outside.”
Fischer said this latest drop-off was a political stunt by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, using people as pawns.
“It really does show the cruelty behind Gov. Abbott and his insistence on continuing to bus people here without care about people arriving late at night on Christmas Eve when the weather is so cold. People are getting off the buses, they don’t have coats, they don’t have clothes for this kind of weather, and they’re freezing,” Fischer said.
Previously, Abbott sent buses to the VP’s home.