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After handily winning re-election last week, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has continued transporting migrants from Texas to various northern cities.
Most recently, 28 immigrants arrived on a bus on Wednesday morning in Philadelphia, a “sanctuary city.” But the city’s officials have not been happy with Abbott’s strategy.
On Tuesday, Abbott’s office announced in a news release that Philadelphia would be a new destination, in addition to New York City, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, for Texas’ immigrant busing strategy.
The move is “part of the Governor’s unprecedented response to President Biden’s open border policies overwhelming border communities in Texas,” the release stated.
“Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has long-celebrated and fought for sanctuary city status, making the city an ideal addition to Texas’ list of drop-off locations,” the release stated.
Thus, on Wednesday morning, a bus dropped off 28 immigrants in Philadelphia, the majority of them from Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Cuba, according to The Texas Tribune, an online news outlet.
Philadelphia’s Mayor Jim Kenney on Wednesday called the move by Abbott “cruel and racist.”
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