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Philadelphia Welcomes 20th Busload of Migrants From Texas: The City Continues to Welcomes Them

Tom Handy
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and recently arrived migrants from Texas Governor Greg AbbottPhoto byTwitter and YouTube

As Title 42 ended on May 11, Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent a busload of migrants to Philadelphia. He last sent buses to the city in November.

Even as President Joe Biden implemented several immigration policies, migrants are still crossing the southern border, legally and illegally. Now that Title 42 is officially over, it is likely Texas will continue busing migrants to Philadelphia and other sanctuary cities.

Just under 1,000 migrants have been bussed to Philadelphia. Many of the migrants choose to move on to other locations.

On this recent bus, there were 31 people who arrived in the city at 30th Street Station at approximately 6 am on Wednesday.

Christina Hernandez, who is Mayor Jim Kenney's chief of staff said:

"All of the individuals have legal means to be here in the United Stats."
"Many are seeking asylum and have demonstrated that they face real dangers of being harmed in their homeland."

Dominic Mireles of the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management said:

“Twenty-five of those that arrived this morning did travel to the welcome center on Luzerne Street for assistance, and all of them were from Venezuela, with a group of city staff and community volunteers.”
“Those individuals were welcomed to Philadelphia, informed of the services available to them as well as their rights.”

The migrants were taken to the Welcome Center in Juniata Park at E. Luzerne Street. At the center, they received food, showers, language interpretation, legal services, social services, and case management resources.

Mayor Jim Kenney continued to welcome migrants since they first arrived back in November.

You can see pictures of the recent bus arrival in this video:

Do you think Philadelphia can handle more migrants who arrive from Texas?

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