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Caught between feuding politicians, nonprofits shoulder burden of Texas’ migrant busing program

Texas has transported about 13,000 migrants to New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C. But in the absence of communication between the state and those cities, nonprofits are having to pick up the pieces for this mass movement of migrants.

Migrants transported from Texas arrive at the Port Authority bus terminal in New York City, New York on Aug. 25, 2022.

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