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Texas Mayor Says There Is a Humanitarian Way to Bus Migrants

Oscar Leeser 

Oscar Leeser 

Photographer: Astrid Galvan/AP

El Paso’s mayor defended using charter buses to transport migrants out of the West Texas city, saying that the trips were voluntary and coordinated with officials at the destination.

“We want to make sure that we treat people properly,” Oscar Leeser, a Democrat, said Saturday during an appearance at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin. “We want to take them to where they want to go.”