Border process Biden touts ‘not working’ in El Paso, ‘they’re not getting’ the help they’re asking the feds for


During Friday’s broadcast of ABC’s “World News Tonight” and in a report on Friday’s “World News This Week” podcast, ABC’s national correspondent Mireya Villarreal said the process management of migrants touted by President Joe Biden “clearly does not work”. in El Paso, TX, when people have to sleep rough and said city officials are “asking for help from the feds, and they’re not getting it.”

After playing clips of President Joe Biden saying there is a process for handling migrants at the border and that the GOP should not interfere with that process, Villarreal said, “But in El Paso, TX, it’s clear that the process isn’t working, Border Patrol agents apprehend nearly 1,300 people a day in this area. El Paso now charters its own buses to help migrants head north. … Volunteers ensure that these families know where they are going.

She then played a clip of the city’s deputy director, Mario D’Agostino, stating that the city has to take the migrants by bus because they “don’t have the accommodation capacity.” And as you have seen, in addition to the people we bring, there are [are] more than 1,000 outings in our community per day.

Villarreal then said: “And when the shelters in the city fill up, some families have no choice but to sleep on a sidewalk in the city near the bus station.”

She added, “The administration says they’re sending more people here to help respond, but El Paso city officials tell me they need transportation, maybe even shelter. temporarily to help some of these migrants as they continue to come in large groups”.

On the podcast, Villarreal said, [relevant remarks begin around 14:40] “They also don’t get a lot of help from the federal government or the state government. So they dip into the money and the budget they have here to try to help these migrants get out of this situation, to join the families they need. … They ask the federal government for help, and they don’t get it.

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