Eagle Pass, Texas mayor pro-tem denies that migrants bused north are ‘being lied to’
a Texas Democratic Mayor On Friday, she said she did not believe that migrants who cross the border and find themselves being transported north to various locations across the United States are “lying to them.”
Yolanda Ramon, mayor of Eagle Pass, Texas, told Fox News that she believes immigrants crossing into the United States value the journey inland.
She said, “I can tell you one thing, they didn’t lie to them. When you bump into them at the gas station, they’ll tell you I just want to go somewhere. I just want to go north.”
“They don’t even know where they are sometimes,” she continued. “They will ask, How far is San Antonio? How far is Houston? How far is New York?”
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Ramon’s comments come as the two parties remain at odds over how to deal with the influx of migrants arriving at the southern border.
Republicans frustrated with the Biden administration’s response to what they see as an “immigration crisis” made headlines earlier this year by moving or moving groups of immigrants across the country, including Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts and in front of Vice President Kamala Harris’ home. in Washington DC
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Nearly six buses made their way from the southern border to New York City this week, adding to more than 11,000 immigrants the big apple Received since May.
At least 41 migrants boarded the bus early Friday and were greeted by New York Port Authority, Among them are nine men, 18 women and 15 children from El Paso.
But it’s not just Republicans in the border states who have expressed frustration with the immigrant issue.
Ramon has been outspoken in her criticism of the White House for failing to address the influx of immigrants that continue to arrive at the southern border daily.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams Over the summer he requested federal assistance to help the immigrant population flood his city.
Ramon responded to his plea for help by telling Fox News, “Good luck getting any help from the federal government.”
“We asked for over a year and didn’t get much of that,” she said.
Ramon argued that major cities at least had the infrastructure to handle large groups of people, as opposed to small border towns that were burdened with large groups of immigrants seeking asylum but with little federal assistance.