Due to record-high illegal border crossings, migrants are sleeping on the streets of downtown El Paso while shelters are at capacity.
Jorge Ventura of The Daily Caller spoke with migrants from Venezuela who have camped out on the streets, with women and infants as young as 10 months seeking safety there. The majority of the immigrants told Ventura that they have been sleeping on the streets for at least four days while they are waiting for buses to New York.
One immigrant from Venezuela claimed she and her family are traveling to New York since “people claim it would be where you can most likely work.”
Another woman, who has a baby who is 10 months old, stated that she similarly had “nothing left” and will be traveling to New York.
Another immigrant noted that Americans have been helpful and that they have given him “resources and required stuff” like food and clothing. He expressed his happiness at being in the United States.
Democrats have been mulling around the idea of looking into Republican governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida for transporting immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard and Vice President Kamala Harris’ residence. Gavin Newsom, the Democratic governor of California, is pleading with the Department of Justice to look into the decision to send migrants out of Texas, despite the fact that Texas is overburdened and lacks the resources to handle the massive influx.
However, Democrats appear to be aware of the difficulties in accepting immigrants as Massachusetts called on the National Guard to move about 50 people from Martha’s Vineyard to Joint Base Cape Cod as state officials organized food and lodging for the migrants.