With the end of Title 42, waves of illegal migrants and asylum-seekers are being bused across the country from the U.S.-Mexico border. Continuous waves of people have resulted in at least 20 buses of migrants being sent to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but the mayor's office and local nonprofits say they are ready to welcome more.
"All of the individuals have legal means to be here in the United States, many are seeking asylum," said Christina Hernandez, chief of staff for Mayor Jim Kenney.Nonprofits in the city have also welcomed the buses. "When they talk about buses going to Philadelphia, those buses are full of human beings," said Blanca Pacheco, of nonprofit New Sanctuary Movement. "Buses full of mothers, brothers, sisters and children."
— Mayor Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) May 10, 2023
This morning, we welcomed 31 asylum seekers from Venezuela who were bused here from Texas.
Many of these folks came to America in search of a better life, and as a Welcoming City, we are proud to provide assistance and support. pic.twitter.com/bO3nPppm8H