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Arizona becomes second border state to bus migrants to Washington, DC

This Tuesday, June 8, 2021, photo shows a group of Brazilian migrants walk around a gap in the U.S.-Mexico border in Yuma, Ariz., seeking asylum in the United States after crossing over from Mexico. The Biden administration says it has identified more than 3,900 children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under former President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy on illegal crossings. The Border Patrol’s Yuma, Arizona, sector recorded the highest number of separations of the agency’s nine sectors on the Mexican border with 1,114. (AP Photo/Eugene Garcia) Eugene Garcia/AP

Arizona becomes second border state to bus migrants to Washington, DC

Anna Giaritelli May 12, 01:58 PMMay 12, 01:58 PM

Arizona has begun busing migrants released into its towns by the Border Patrol more than 2,000 miles to Washington, D.C., following an April announcement of the same operation by Texas officials.

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday announced the first bus had made its inaugural drop-off of passengers near the U.S. Capitol a day earlier. Similar to how Texas is running its busing operation, migrants who are released from Border Patrol custody after illegally coming across from Mexico must volunteer and sign a waiver of liability before boarding the buses.

State and local officials have said the Biden administration is not offering advice or help to respond to the number of people that it releases into its cities and towns each day.

Migrants are not in law enforcement custody while on the buses, and they are free to travel across the country after being discharged from custody at the border.

This story is developing and will be updated.

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