Although Biden discusses the migrant crisis, he does not discuss the border crisis. An administration official stated on Thursday that the Biden administration is continuing to keep a close eye on the prospect of Republican governors secretly bringing groups of migrants to Democratic areas. The official was speaking on behalf of the government.
Republicans want a secure border. Republican governors like Texas’ Greg Abbott and, more recently, Florida’s Ron DeSantis have made a habit of moving migrants from their Sun Belt states to northern Democratic-voting areas. While their judgments may have policy justifications, there are also apparent political motives.
Officials in Philadelphia are getting ready to receive busloads of migrants from Texas if Gov. Greg Abbott chooses Philadelphia as the next stop for migrants who are bused to sanctuary cities run by Democrats. Kevin Lessard, a spoke person for Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney, told Axios that the city is making a list of resources in case people looking for safe refuge end up in Philadelphia.