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San Antonio archbishop says busing migrants and refugees promotes human trafficking

SAN ANTONIO – Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller is criticizing current ways utilized by Gov. Greg Abbott after extra busloads of migrants arrived outdoors Vice President Kamala Harris’ house over the weekend.

“To use migrants and refugees as pawns offends God, destroys society and shows how low individuals can be for personal gains,” the archbishop tweeted Sunday. “These tactics -buses-promote human trafficking.”

Abbott’s office shared a press launch Friday that says greater than 8,000 migrants have been bused to Washington D.C. since April. That’s along with the greater than 2,500 migrants bused from Texas to New York City since August 5 and greater than 600 which have been despatched to Chicago since late August.

“The busing mission is providing much-needed relief to our overwhelmed border communities,” the release states.

Other Republican officers have additionally began sending migrants up North. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made headlines after he chartered a number of flights to ship migrants to the prosperous Martha’s Vineyard space in Massachusetts.

Archbishop Gustavo, chief of the San Antonio Archdiocese and one of many high two Catholic leaders in Texas, has beforehand mentioned “I would invite the governor to love his people,” following the tragedy in Uvalde.

“To love is to live… That is what people need… There are always opportunities to love in little ways. And that builds trust in people here. To love we need to be vulnerable. (There) is no power and control that changes things,” he mentioned.

Gustavo ended his tweet saying “we pray for conversion of heart. God protect our Sisters’s and brothers in need.”

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