Texas Busses Migrants to Philadelphia

Asylum seekers have been taken to sanctuary cities across the nation.

QUICK FACTS:
  • A busload of asylum seekers have been sent from Texas to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, arriving Wednesday morning.
  • The migrants were greeted by volunteers who offered them resources and welcoming materials and checked on the health status of the new residents.
  • According to Philadelphia’s local NBC affiliate, 28 migrants in total were sent to the city from the border state.
  • “Philadelphia is a proud welcoming city,” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said at a midday news conference. “For those arriving in Philadelphia please know you are welcome here.”
  • The individuals were said to have been from Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba.
OTHER BUSSING EFFORTS:
  • Philadelphia is just one city where Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other southern governors have sent migrants.
  • As of earlier this month, Abbott has sent 300 busses from Texas to Chicago, Washington D.C., and New York City.
BACKGROUND:
  • In addition to sending migrants to specific cities, Abbott also sent somewhere between 75-100 migrants from Del Rio, Texas to a location near the Vice President’s Naval Observatory residence.
  • The group included migrants from multiple countries including Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, and Uruguay, as American Faith previously reported.
  • An organization called Sanctuary DMV picked up the migrants and took them to a local church to have them relocated, Fox News reported.