In the bitter political fight over the Joe Biden administration’s immigration policies, two buses of migrants from the U.S.-Mexico border were dropped off near Vice President Kamala Harris‘ residence in residential Washington on Thursday morning.

Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, has been busing immigrants out of Texas this year as part of a political ploy because he believes there are too many people crossing the border into his state. Doug Ducey, the governor of Arizona, and Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, both adopted this policy recently.

“We’re sending migrants to her backyard to call on the Biden Administration to do its job & secure the border”, Abbott tweeted after the buses arrived on Thursday.

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Typically, buses carrying Texan migrants have been dropping off passengers near Union Station in Washington. Volunteers said they were ready to board a bus on Thursday when they arrived at the station, but they were disappointed to learn that the buses instead went to the Naval Observatory.

Before moving to a nearby church, about two dozen men and women stood outside the U.S. Naval Observatory at dawn, clutching the clear plastic bags that contained their belongings that they had brought with them across the border. Harris’ office was unable to comment right away.

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Democrat Muriel Bowser, mayor of Washington, D.C., declared a public emergency last week due to the rise of migrants from Texas and Arizona who need housing, healthcare, and other essential services. The Arizona governor Doug Ducey and Abbott were criticised for their actions last week by Browser, who claimed that they were causing a “growing humanitarian crisis.”

In addition to establishing the Office of Migrant Services (OMS), Bowser’s emergency declaration will allocate funds for migrant housing. The OMS will be responsible for providing migrants with short-term housing, immediate medical care, transportation, and other services.

The Department of Defense has refused Bowser’s repeated requests to deploy the National Guard to assist with the migrant crisis.