"None of them knew where they were being dropped off," she told Axios, after hours of chatting with them. The bus drops have become common enough in D.C. that a network of churches is ready to spring into action. Tristán used a Bluetooth speaker to play Christmas carols in Spanish. She said some arrived in shorts, on D.C.'s coldest Christmas Eve on record. The aid network sent the migrants on to destinations where they have contacts, including Philadelphia, Boston and Washington State.