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Migrants Issue: White House accuses Texas Governor Abbott of endangering lives

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The White House on Monday accused Texas Governor Greg Abbott of endangering lives after busloads of migrants from the southwest border of Texas were dropped in front of Vice President’s home in Washington D.C. on Christmas Eve.

In a statement, White House spokesman Abdullah Hasan said, “Governor Abbott abandoned children on the side of the road in below freezing temperatures on Christmas Eve without coordinating with any Federal or local authorities. The political games accomplish nothing and only put lives in danger.”

Texas Gov. Abbott has not acknowledged the Christmas Eve drop and his office has not claimed responsibility. Abbott has said previously his state was purposefully busing migrants to sanctuary cities, where law enforcement is discouraged from deporting immigrants.

In a letter to Biden on Dec. 20, Abbott said the state was overburdened with thousands of men, women and children crossing into Texas everyday who risk freezing to death on city streets.

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