Philadelphia received its sixth bus of migrants on Monday morning. This is only a few days after the last bus arrived from Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
It was reported there were 52 migrants who arrived, and they were Dominicans, Cubans, Nicaraguans, and Colombians. This brings the total number of migrants who arrived in Philadelphia to approximately 268 people based on past arrivals.
The bus arrived at 30th Street Station a little before 6 am Monday morning. After they arrived, 31 migrants were placed on a SEPTA bus and taken to the welcome facility on E. Luzerne Street in North Philadelphia.
CBS News reported the other migrants had already made travel arrangements and were picked up by family or friends.
The migrants are typically provided the following services when they arrive in Philadelphia:
- medical health screening
- temporary housing
- food and water
- legal services
- social services
- language interpretation
The City of Philadelphia provided a website where you can make donations to assist the migrants as they transition from their warm climates to the cold temperatures of Philadelphia. You can visit the website and make donations here.
Other cities have faced issues handling the migrants as it overwhelmed its available services. This article goes into more detail for the Philadelphia administration on some tips to help them since the flow of migrants doesn’t appear to be decreasing anytime soon.
Since this spring, Governor Abbott has bused migrants to Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago.
With the end of Title 42, the flow of migrants is likely to increase after December 21.
Do you think Philadelphia can handle the arrival of migrants?