On Christmas Eve, three buses carrying around 110 to 130 migrants arrived in Washington, D.C. near the home of Vice President Kamala Harris.
The buses came from Texas, but authorities in the state have not confirmed their involvement. The dropoff of the migrants is similar to previous actions taken by border state governors to call attention to the immigration policies of the Biden administration. Most of the arrivals are expected to stay in Washington briefly before continuing on to other destinations.
The migrants, who included young children, were treated to blankets and a meal from a local restaurant chain upon arrival.
The temperature on Christmas Eve was around 15 degrees Fahrenheit (-9 degrees Celsius), making it the coldest Christmas Eve on record in Washington, D.C. Governor Greg Abbott of Texas and Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona, both Republicans, have criticized the Biden administration's handling of the U.S.-Mexico border, where thousands of people are attempting to cross daily, many seeking asylum.