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    Buses of migrants dropped outside Kamala Harris' home in freezing temperatures on Christmas Eve, reports say

    By Alia Shoaib,

    US Vice President Kamala Harris outside her residence at the US Naval Observatory in Washington, DC, on September 16, 2022.
    • Busloads of migrants were dropped outside Vice President Kamala Harris' residence on Saturday.
    • Multiple outlets reported they wore inadequate winter clothing in freezing temperatures.
    • Republican governors previously sent migrants to Democratic cities to protest Biden's immigration policy.

    Several busloads of migrants were dropped off outside Vice President Kamala Harris' home in Washington D.C. on Saturday evening in freezing temperatures, according to multiple reports.

    The migrants were brought to the Naval Observatory, where Harris lives, from Texas, according to local ABC affiliate news network WJLA's 7News .

    Some of the people were wearing inadequate clothing such as T-shirts and sweatshirts during extreme winter weather conditions that saw temperatures drop to 18 degrees Fahrenheit in D.C., according to CNN .

    The Migrant Solidarity Mutual Aid Network told 7News that it took three busloads of migrants to shelter in a church and provided them with warm food and clothes.

    A video shared by 7News D.C. reporter Christian Flores on Twitter showed a group of people entering a bus. "The third and final bus of migrants of the night of migrants buses up to D.C. from Texas arriving, with Migrant Solidarity Mutual Aid Network taking them to a church," read the tweet.

    "This is a welcome effort that we've been doing since the first bus arrived," Amy Fischer, an organizer with the network, told 7News. "D.C. just continues to show up as a welcoming city that is always ready and willing to open their arms to welcome people, whether it's Christmas Eve, whether it's 9 degrees outside or 90 degrees outside."

    While it is not clear who sent the buses, several Republican governors , including Texas governor Greg Abbott, have previously sent migrants to Democratic cities like Washington D.C. and New York to protest President Joe Biden's immigration policies.

    In September, Abbott said that his state had sent two buses of migrants to the vice president's home in Washington.

    Fischer told 7News that she believed the Christmas Eve drop-off was a political stunt by Abbott.

    "It really does show the cruelty behind Gov. Abbott and his insistence on continuing to bus people here without care about people arriving late at night on Christmas Eve when the weather is so cold. People are getting off the buses, they don't have coats, they don't have clothes for this kind of weather, and they're freezing," she said.

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