Two more buses carrying migrants from the southern border arrived in New York City on Thursday while another bus pulled up near Vice President Kamala Harris’ official residence in Washington, DC, as governors of border states continue to protest the Biden administration’s failure to curb the illegal immigration crisis.
The two buses reached the Port Authority in Manhattan as part of a continuing stream of migrant transports masterminded by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser.
As of Oct. 2, 16,600 migrants had arrived in the Big Apple, according to city officials.
Another load of at least two dozen migrants was dropped off Thursday morning near the Naval Observatory in northwest Washington, Fox News and WTOP Radio reported.
Last month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis shipped approximately 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, the liberal island enclave off the Massachusetts coast.
Besides New York City and the nation’s capital, migrants have been sent to Chicago as well as on secret flights to upstate New York.
The Post reported Wednesday that two migrant flights from El Paso landed last week at Orange County Airport in Montgomery. The passengers included 23 minors between the ages of 13 and 18 who were then transported to other locations across the tri-state area.
Montgomery Village Mayor Steve Brescia told The Post that the arrivals were a surprise.
“We were never informed about any flights coming into the airport. It’s just disturbing we weren’t informed of any of this,” Brescia said. “We’re worried about the safety of the passengers who didn’t know where they were going.”
”This seems clandestine,” he added.
The influx of thousands of migrants to New York City has Mayor Eric Adams scrambling to find places to house them, with a tent city on Randall’s Island and closed hotels in Manhattan among the locations used so far.