White House says Republican governors shipping migrants to other states is ‘reckless,’ ‘shameful’

President Joe Biden and his administration on Thursday blasted Republican governors who have sent undocumented immigrants to other states in recent days.

“Republicans are playing politics with human beings, using them as props. What they’re doing is simply wrong, it’s un-American, it’s reckless,” Biden said at a gala for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Thursday evening.

Biden’s remarks echoed those of his press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, Thursday afternoon.

“We have had a process in place, there is a legal way of doing this, and for managing migrants,” Jean-Pierre said during a White House press briefing. “Republican governors interfering in that process and using migrants as political pawns is shameful.”

Migrants from Central and South America wait near the residence of Vice President Kamala Harris after being dropped off on Sept. 15, 2022, in Washington, D.C. | Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Two busloads of migrants were dropped off near Vice President Kamala Harris’ home, outside the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, on Thursday morning. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted that he sent the buses of migrants “to her

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