Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has just put President Joe Biden on notice, again, after the second bus of migrants arrived in Washington D.C. from Texas this morning.
The bus arrived just before 4:30 a.m. Thursday.
As Slay News previously reported, the first bus arrived on Wednesday, dropping illegal border crossers off just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol.
Fox News reported the second bus arrived near the Capitol in D.C., carrying more than a dozen illegal immigrants.
The move is part of Governor Abbott’s plan to deal with the crisis at the border.
Last week Abbott directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to take the migrants released from federal custody in Texas to D.C.
“It’s nice the state of Texas is helping them get to their final destination, as they await their outcome of their immigration proceedings and they’re all in immigration proceedings,” Jen Psaki told reporters.
After some of the migrants from the first bus said they were going to Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis fired back.
“To those who have entered the country illegally, fair warning: do not come to Florida,” DeSantis said.
“Life will not be easy for you, because we are obligated to uphold the immigration laws of this country, even if our federal government and other states won’t.
“Florida is not a sanctuary state, and our social programs are designed to serve the citizens of our state.
“If you have come here illegally, you have been done a great disservice by the Biden Administration.
“They have encouraged you to make dangerous treks, oftentimes at great physical distress to you and your family.
“Sometimes, this has even meant putting your fate into the hands of dangerous coyotes and human traffickers,” he said.
Texas Gov. @GregAbbott_TX sent out a press advisory at 2:31 a.m. this morning that a second bus of migrants being bused from Texas to Washington, D.C., would arrive at … 3:30 a.m.
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Abbott issued a statement that said:
Governor Greg Abbott today discussed the state’s ongoing border security efforts and how Texas is working with local law enforcement to mitigate the Biden administration’s ongoing border crisis at the Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition Spring Meeting in El Paso.
During remarks, the Governor thanked law enforcement for their steadfast partnership in mitigating the influx of dangerous criminals, lethal drugs, and illegal contraband into communities across Texas as a result of the federal government’s refusal to secure the border. The Governor also reaffirmed the State of Texas’ support for all law enforcement across the state.
“Texans demand and deserve an aggressive, comprehensive strategy to secure our border—not President Biden’s lackluster leadership,” said Governor Abbott.
“As the federal government continues to roll back commonsense policies that once kept our communities safe, our local law enforcement has stepped up to protect Texans from dangerous criminals, deadly drugs, and illegal contraband flooding into the Lone Star State.
“Texas will always be a law-and-order state, and I thank our law enforcement officers who have answered the call to protect and serve their fellow Texans in the federal government’s absence in securing our border.”
Governor Abbott has taken significant action to secure the border in the wake of the federal government’s inaction. Those actions include:
Signing laws that provide $3 billion in funding for Texas’ border security efforts
Launching Operation Lone Star and deploying thousands of National Guard soldiers and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers
Arresting and jailing illegal migrants trespassing or committing other state crimes in Texas
Allocated resources that include recently acquired 1,700 steel panels to building the border wall in Texas
Signing a law to make it easier to prosecute smugglers bringing people into Texas
Signing 15 laws cracking down on human trafficking in Texas
Signing a law enhancing penalties for the manufacturing and distribution of fentanyl
Issuing a disaster declaration for the border crisis
Issuing an executive order preventing non-governmental entities from transporting illegal immigrants
Taking legal action to enforce the Remain in Mexico in Texas
Taking aggressive action to secure the border as President Biden ends Title 42 expulsions, including enhancing vehicle inspections, busing unlawful migrants to Washington, D.C., and creating boat blockades along the Rio Grande River