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Five migrants who spoke to CNN, said they were from Venezuela and arrived at the US-Mexico border. on Sunday. They are seeking asylum and have been released from detention pending immigration proceedings.

After their release, the migrants said they were offered a voluntary bus ride to DC. bus parked outside of in building next to the US Capitol, which includes DC Fox News bureauwhere network broadcast the landing of migrants live.

The bus ride was over thirty hoursand food and water were provided, the migrants said. And though it’s been a long journey, it’s been good trip, according to migrants talked about by CNN with.

“They treated us good,” said Juan Luis Rondon Martinez, a migrant from Venezuela. who came on bus.

Abbott, Republican who it works for re-election this fall, was sharply criticized of immigration policy of the Biden administration and sought to make headlines with countermeasures.

“By bringing migrants to Washington, D.C., the Biden administration will be able to more meet needs immediately of in people they allow us to cross our border,” Abbott said. in statement. “Texas should no burden to bear of Biden administration failure to protect our border.”

Travel on charter buses has become paid. for by Texas taxpayers with funds provided by the Texas Legislature for Border Guard, Texas Division of The Office of Emergency Management confirmed to CNN.

In a statement from the department of The Department of Homeland Security said that “Through its Southwest Border Coordination Center, DHS is carefully implementing designed plans manage processing and transportation of non-citizens arriving at the border. The interest of any individual state in help in our plans’ performance should be carefully coordinated with us.”

Representative of Fox not immediately comment.

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Once migrants are processed by federal authorities and released from custody, they are allowed to move throughout the country while they are being processed in immigration court. The immigration judge will ultimately decide if they are allowed remain in USA or be deported.

On them final destination, they must report it to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE official said.

organization DC Catholic charities that provide social services such as food aid and medical care, personnel available give help when the migrants were dumped off, according to group spokesman Keith Kennedy.

“They are tired, they are hungry. They need clothes, shower. They ask for turn of clothes and showers,” said Sister Charlet Wagner. with Catholic Charities in the District of Columbia.

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Catholic Charities, DC also bought bus tickets for migrants to travel to other cities, including Miami.

Abbott announced his plan last week, saying that he wanted send buses of immigrants to the front steps of US Capitol in Biden administration’s response announcement that he would repeal the pandemic-era health care ordinance known as Section 42, which allowed immigration authorities back Migrants at the border.

Abbott office clarified that carriage was voluntary and that “for board by bus or plane, the migrant must voluntarily participate in the transport and show documentation from DHS.

Still, critics criticized Abbott move as a political stunt and pointed out out what he up for re-election.

The Biden administration called out Abbott for his actions in response to Biden plans to film the Trump-era Title 42 pandemic policy, warning that the recent governor of Texas moves — including new policy this is a heightened state safety inspections of commercial traffic entering the US-Mexico border in Texas – causing “significant” supply chain disruptions.

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“The Unnecessary and Unnecessary Checks of Governor Abbott of trucks passing through ports of entry between Texas and Mexico causes significant food disruptions and automobile supply chains, production delays, impact on jobs and rising prices for families in Texas and across the country, ”the White House press service reports. secretary Jen Psaki said in announcement on Wednesday.

Abbott announced later on Wednesday that he will stop enhanced checks from one Mexican state after order caused hours- long traffic delays at border crossings.

“The bridge from Nuevo Leon and Texas will return to normal immediately. Right now,” Abbott said. in a news conference together with Samuel Alejandro Garcia Sepulveda, Governor of mexican state of Nuevo Leon.

Abbott said inspections at the Laredo-Colombia International Solidarity Bridge will return in policy what happened in place in front of him announcement last the week in which all ads are ordered vehicles pass a secondary inspection by Texas authorities.

new The agreement, signed by both governors on Wednesday, will only end inspections of the Laredo-Colombia Bridge, which connects Nuevo León and Texas. All other bridges connecting Texas and Mexico will continue to be subject to Abbott’s requirements. new policy.

This story was updated with additional details.

Amy Simonson of CNN, Veronica Straqualursi, Sarah Fortinski, and Betsy Klein contributed to this report.


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