Since June 14, Los Angeles has received over 600 migrants from Texas Governor Greg Abbott according to his recent tweet. On Monday, September 16, the 16th bus of migrants arrived in Los Angeles.
On the bus were 38 migrants seeking asylum. In this group were 15 children. They were from the countries of Columbia, Ecuador, Honduras, and Venezuela.
The Deputy Mayor of Communications and Spokesperson for Mayor Karen Bass, Zach Seidl said in a press release after the arrival of the bus:
"One bus with migrants on board from Texas arrived around 2:00 PM PT today at Union Station. This is the sixteenth bus that has arrived. The City has continued to work with City Departments, the County, and a coalition of nonprofit organizations, in addition to our faith partners, to execute a plan set in place earlier this year. As we have before, when we became aware of the bus yesterday, we activated our plan."
The migrants were welcomed by the non-profit Civil and Human Rights of Immigrants and Refugees of Loa Angeles or CHIRLA who said on X, formerly Twitter:
"Asylum-seekers are human beings who have undergone traumatic experiences in their country of origin and while en route to the safe haven they call USA. They are in distress and need our support."
"As a nation, we have been kind to strangers and we will do it again."
In a press release, Governor Abbott directed more buses to go to the border cities of El Paso, Del Rio, and others to help alleviate the strain they were seeing as thousands of migrants were crossing the southern border.
Where else should Governor Abbott bus migrants to?