Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has warned Democrat President Joe Biden that Texas is providing charter buses to border communities to transport migrants to Washington D.C.
The governor said communities have become overwhelmed with illegal immigration due to Biden’s border policies.
Abbott says the busses will help local officials so they can send the migrants to Washington. D.C. where the Biden administration can take care of them.
“To help local officials whose communities are being overwhelmed by hordes of illegal immigrants who are being dropped off by the Biden administration, Texas is providing charter buses to send these illegal immigrants who have been dropped off by the Biden administration to Washington D.C.,” Abbott said.
“We are sending them to the United States Capitol where the Biden administration will be able to more immediately address the needs of the people that they are allowing to come across our border.”
Fox News reporter Bill Melugin said:
“Abbott says the migrants will be dropped off at the steps of the U.S. Capitol. He is fed up with the federal government mass releasing migrants into small TX cities.
“State officials say they are prepared to activate up to 900 buses, or ‘as many as needed.’
Abbott is taking this extraordinary step because the Biden admin is ending President Donald Trump’s successful use of Title 42 to keep order at the border.
Multiple Democrat senators have cautioned Biden against ending Title 42 without a plan before his administration creates yet another crisis.
BREAKING: Texas Governor Greg Abbott announces Texas will begin using charter buses to ship illegal immigrants to Washington D.C. @FoxNews
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) April 6, 2022
Abbott’s announcement is in response to the administration’s decision last month to roll back a pandemic-era emergency health order known as Title 42 that allowed immigration authorities to turn away migrants at the border, even those seeking asylum.
That order, which was put in place during former President Donald Trump’s administration, has allowed immigration authorities to manage the sometimes overwhelming number of migrants trying to enter the country.
Without it, federal officials say, they expect to draw thousands more migrants to the southwestern border every day in addition to the already large numbers of people trying to enter from Latin America and other places across the globe.
From The Texas Tribune: