Officials in Arizona, using Texas’ example, are busing migrants from the southern border to Washington, D.C.
The Arizona Daily Star reported the first bus arrived in the nation’s capital on Wednesday, according to C.J. Karamargin, director of communications for Gov. Doug Ducey. The bus carried 20 migrants who volunteered for the trip. Some came as far away as Uzbekistan. None were from Mexico.
Karamargin was uncertain of the cost of the program and noted it depends on how many additional volunteers take the trip. However, he said whatever the cost is, it’s worth it.
“It pales in comparison to the stress on local resources,’’ he said, noting that Ducey, a Republican, expects to send the final bill to Washington for the costs. more