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Don’t mess with Texas!
A bus from the Lone Star State arrived in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday that was transporting dozens of illegal immigrants.
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott recently vowed that his new plan to counter President Joe Biden’s lax immigration policies was to begin bussing migrants to the nation’s capital.
“Abbott announced last week that he was directing the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to transport migrants released from federal custody in Texas to the nation’s capital and other locations outside his state,” Fox News reported.
“The bus pulled up at approximately 8 a.m. local time, blocks away from the U.S. Capitol building. Individuals disembarked one by one except for family units who exited together. They checked in with officials and had wristbands they were wearing cut off before being told they could go,” the report added.
“According to TDEM, Abbott’s plan is already working. The agency told Fox News on Monday that many of the communities that originally reached out for support – from the Rio Grande Valley to Terrell County – say the federal government stopped dropping immigrants in their towns since Abbott’s announcement on April 6,” the report continued.
The White House dismissed Abbott’s original plan as a “publicity stunt,” but they can now see he’s serious.
Taxes Governor keeping his promise to his state https://t.co/eQ59Jp6Kwx
— TheCajunConservativeShow (@thecajunshow) April 13, 2022
“First Texas bus drops off migrants
blocks from US Capitol in Washington, DC”
Nice little present this lovely Wednesday morning for our wonderful leaders. pic.twitter.com/VFyk13Ydbh
— lawless (@_salawless) April 13, 2022
First Texas bus drops off migrants blocks from US Capitol in Washington, DC https://t.co/lXHaDgtxJW
— Godday Akoh (@jsp_akoh) April 13, 2022
“TDEM said it dispatched buses over the weekend to border communities where it coordinated with officials to identify these immigrants. The agency added that each bus has the capacity and supplies necessary to carry up to 40 migrants released in Texas communities and transport them to Washington, D.C.,” Fox News reported.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said on Wednesday his state will begin bussing migrants who cross illegally into the U.S. to Washington, D.C.
In a press conference, the governor’s busing pledge was just one of several new enforcement measures his administration plans to take on a state level ahead of an expected tsunami of migrants that experts and analysts say are is coming after the Biden White House announced an end to Title 42 last week.
The Trump administration first implemented the order under a public health law known as Title 42.
It authorized border and immigration agents to immediately deport illegal migrants as a means of slowing the spread of COVID-19.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency that initially imposed the rule, has said it will end on May 23.
As such, Abbott said his state will charter private buses to take migrants to the nation’s capital.
“With the Biden administration ending Title 42 expulsions in May, Texas will be taking its own unprecedented actions this month to do what no state in America has ever done in the history of this country to better secure our state, as well as our nation,” Abbott said at his press conference.
“To help local officials whose communities are being overwhelmed with 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 noted further. “We are sending them to the United States capital 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.”