US rightwing migrant stunt spurs volunteers to action

Weary asylum seekers given welcome and assistance in DC after Texas governor DeSantis busses them to vice-president’s residence

The Cuban man stepped wearily off the bus after the long journey to Washington DC, expecting to see an official or a volunteer with information on the next steps for him and his fellow passengers.

Instead, he was greeted by TV news crews. Texas officials had tipped off conservative media – but not anyone who could offer practical assistance – that the latest group of asylum seekers they were unilaterally and controversially dispatching from the US-Mexico border would be dropped off outside US vice-president

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