2nd Bus Carrying Illegal Immigrants Arrives Near US Capitol

A second bus carrying illegal immigrants from Texas arrived in Washington on April 14.

The bus arrived at approximately 4:30 a.m., according to footage captured by Fox News, about 28 hours after the first one.

The second bus stopped on First Street, one block from Union Station, to let the passengers off.

U.S. Capitol Police officers asked questions of the immigrants, who were allowed to walk to Union Station several minutes later.

It remains unclear which authorities have been processing them after they arrive in Washington, though the Catholic Charities group has been providing them with food and bus tickets after they’re processed.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement referred comment to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which hasn’t responded to inquiries.

The immigrants must choose to take the transportation offered by Texas officials.

Luis Alberto, of Venezuela, one of the immigrants, told NTD that he was robbed by cartels and Mexican police officers before crossing into the United States.

“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,” he said.

“It’s nice the state of Texas is helping them get to their final destination as they await the outcome of their immigration proceedings,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters during a briefing hours after the first bus arrived.

There’s been no indications that any White House officials have met with the immigrants, many of whom planned to travel from Washington to other parts of the United States.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, says his state is transporting the illegal aliens because of the Biden administration’s lax immigration enforcement policies.

“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,” Abbott told reporters in Laredo. “And they refuse to come down and see firsthand 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 and Washington D.C.”

Additional illegal immigrants will be bussed or flown to Washington so that the White House and Congress will “have to respond and deal with the same challenges that we’re dealing with,” he added.

Charlotte Cuthbertson contributed to this report.

Zachary Stieber


Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.

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