a McDonald’s, Tennessee An employee said a bus of immigrants heading from Texas to the East Coast stopped in the Chattanooga area for a pit stop and called police after some immigrants began panhandling.
McDonald’s employee Niley Jones told WTVC: “We had to get the police to take them out of the store. They turned the store upside down and started sitting at the gas station. I didn’t see any,” he said.
Chattanooga police told WTVC that a bus carrying immigrants from Texas to Washington, D.C. to New York City stopped at the Comfort Inn & Suites Motel in Chattanooga for a pre-departure pit stop.
Ms Jones said Friday that she was motivated to call the police after a customer was harassed by a young migrant asking for food or money.
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“Two young men kept going to and from gas stations trying to get money from people,” Jones said.
The Chattanooga Police Department did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been sending buses of immigrants to Washington, D.C. since April after conservative leaders across the country threatened him. send immigrants To liberal cities and vacation hotspots as the immigration crisis continues along the border.
As of this month, more than 6,000 immigrants have traveled from Texas to Washington, DC by bus.bus sent to new york city The first started arriving last weekend.
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The issue has sparked a flurry of outcry from liberal leaders in the Big Apple and the nation’s capital. New York City Mayor Eric Adams called the plan “terrifying” and claimed that some immigrants on the bus didn’t want to go to New York City.
Abbott and his office have repeatedly issued statements that Democratic leaders who denounce the plan should discuss securing the border with President Biden.
“If mayors want this crisis resolved, they should call on President Biden to take immediate action to secure the border. The president continues to fail to do this,” he added.
The office also states that the immigrant “signed a voluntary waiver of consent, available in multiple languages, upon boarding that he had consented to the destination and happily chose to go to New York City.”
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Georgia’s Dade County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook last week that a bus of immigrants heading from Texas to Washington, D.C., stopped at a small town called Rising Fawn. capital of the country.
“Based on Sheriff Cross’ conversations with the bus driver, the impression that Chattanooga was within walking distance seemed to encourage illegal immigrants to get off the bus at this location,” the post read. is.
According to the post, the sheriff hired an interpreter and told immigration and bus staff he was concerned that small towns didn’t have enough resources for immigrants.
“After a short discussion with all parties concerned, the illegal immigrant has opted to return to the bus and exit Dade County to continue the journey to Washington, DC,” the post reads. “Sheriff Cross has spoken to bus line owners and asked them to encourage drivers not to drop illegal immigrants into the rural areas of Dade County where resources are scarce, but preferably to larger cities where resources are more readily available. Let’s go. Available.”