Big picture: Washington, D.C. declared a public emergency in September in response to Texas, Arizona and other states sending thousands of migrants across the southern border into the capital by bus and plane.
detail: It’s unclear who sent the bus Saturday night, but organizers of the Immigrant Solidarity Mutual Aid Network believe Abbott was behind it, reports WJLA-TV.
- CNN reported that many migrants wore nothing but T-shirts in the freezing cold and were given blankets before being moved to shelters or churches.
- The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement Saturday that immigrants could be deported under Title 42 public health officials or enter into deportation proceedings.
What they say: ““With temperatures remaining dangerously low across the border, no one should put their lives in the hands of smugglers or risk life or limb to cross,” the DHS said.
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