It would be more accurate to say Republicans set up a catch-22 for "liberals". Shipping the migrants anywhere else lets them use the talking point of "rejecting" them. Openly welcoming the migrants lets them use the talking point of liberals encouraging mass migration caravans.
Again, analysis is simply black and white, no nuance.
MV was surprised by the visit, and acted humanely. Refugees were embraced. Republicans lost that game.
Then, MV looked to get these refugees the proper help they desperately need. Lost the second game.
All at the same time ripping on Repubs for a political stunt. Lost the finale.
Where is it a catch-22? Seems like a three-game sweep to me.
The only way Republicans could have won is if they were literally sent back to Texas.