Based on footage captured by Fox News, the second bus arrived at the federal capital at around 4:30 a.m. on April 14. The first bus reached D.C. at 8 a.m. on April 13 and dropped off its passengers between Union Station and the Capitol. The second one dropped off passengers at First Street – which was a block away from where the first bus stopped.
U.S. Capitol Police officers asked questions to the illegal aliens from the second bus, who were then allowed to continue to Union Station several minutes later. On the other hand, two officers believed to be from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) processed the arrivals on the first bus the day before. (Related: First busload of ILLEGAL ALIENS from Texas arrives in DC, passengers dropped off near Capitol.)
Abbott told reporters at a press conference in Laredo, Texas that additional migrants will be bused or flown to Washington. This, he said, aims to make the White House and Congress "respond and deal with the same challenges [Texas] is dealing with."
"There's one thing that is perfectly clear, and that is the Biden administration and a lot of leaders in Congress have no idea about the chaos they have caused by their open border policies. And they refuse to come down and see first hand and talk to the people who are really most adversely affected. If they're not going to come to the border, I'm going to take the border to them."
The nonprofit Catholic Charities has been providing the newly-arrived passengers from both buses with food and bus tickets. Sister Sharlet Wagner, executive director of the charity's Newcomer Network, told NTD TV: "Most are choosing to move on [because] most of them do have family or friends in the place where they really want to go. [But] we're happy to help them if they want to stay here."
Abbott first announced the plan to bus migrants to D.C. during an April 6 press conference. He defended the measure as necessary due to Texas being "overwhelmed by hordes of illegal immigrants who are being dropped off by the Biden administration. Transporting them to the federal capital would allow the federal government "to more immediately address the needs of the people that they are allowing to come across our border," the Republican governor added.
Luis Alberto, an illegal immigrant who hails from Venezuela, shared his experience with NTD TV. He told the outlet that he was robbed by cartels and Mexican police officers before crossing into the U.S. with other migrants on April 12.
"When we got to Texas, we had nothing because they had taken everything. We heard there was help and a bus to Washington, and there would be someone to facilitate travel – because in Texas, there is no help," said Alberto.
Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, told reporters during an April 13 press briefing: "It's nice the state of Texas is helping them get to their final destination as they await the outcome of their immigration proceedings."
She added during the briefing, which happened hours after the first bus from Texas arrived, that its migrant passengers "have been processed by Customs and Border Protection and are free to travel." Psaki earlier dismissed Abbott's threats to bus illegal aliens to D.C. as a mere "publicity stunt."
OpenBorders.news has more stories about Texas' response to the southern border crisis.
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