Two buses carrying migrants arrived at the US Naval Observatory – the vice president’s residence in Washington, DC – on Thursday from Texas, surprising volunteers who were unprepared to receive them there, officials said. district volunteers.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott ferried migrants to the nation’s capital to protest the Biden administration’s immigration policies, but buses had largely dropped them off around Washington’s Union Station.
The volunteers were ready to receive a bus Thursday at the station but were told the buses were going to the Naval Observatory instead, volunteers said.
SAMU First Response, one of the migrant aid groups in Washington, was not notified, according to Tatiana Laborde, executive director of SAMU First Response.
This is a developing story and will be updated.