New Ariz Gov. Hobbs, A Democrat, To Continue Migrant Busing

New Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, says the state will continue moving migrants out of its border communities and to other destinations in the country, after the previous administration of GOP Gov. Doug Ducey was criticized for such efforts, which were called partisan and political theater. 
Arizona Democratic candidate for Governor Katie Hobbs speaks to the media before dropping off her primary election ballot Tuesday, July 21, 2022, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

At a glance

  • The program has reportedly expanded from buses to include the option of chartered air travel.
  • Hobbs said late last week the practice  needs review to ensure its effectiveness but suggested it had some merit.
  • However, Hobbs suggested her plan is help besieged Arizona border cities and to get asylum seekers to their final destination in the U.S., not just send them to Democrat-run cities and states.
  • It’s something that provides support to those local communities,” she said. “If we’re spending money to bus people, why not just get them to their final destination?”

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