Since April, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has bused over 11,000 migrants from Texas to New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C. In the same time frame, Border Patrol agents arrested more than 440,000 migrants at five Texas border sections.
Breitbart Texas reported that the first bus carrying migrants made its journey from Texas’ Del Rio Sector to Washington, D.C. in mid-April. About 50 volunteers made the trip on free, air-conditioned buses.
Since that time, Governor Abbott’s team utilized 255 buses to transport more than 11,375 migrants from Texas to the sanctuary cities, according to information provided by the Office of the Texas Governor.
Federal officials and the mayors of the three sanctuary cities immediately condemned Abbott’s busing plan as racist, horrific, and unpatriotic.
Chris Magnus, CBP Commissioner, criticized Abbott’s inability to coordinate arrivals with local officials.
“Governor Abbott is taking actions to move migrants without adequately coordinating with the federal government and local border communities,”In April, Commissioner Magnus made a written statement. “CBP has always worked closely with and supported border communities in Texas, many of which CBP personnel call home.”
However, Abbott’s busing of migrants followed more than a year of federal officials flying and busing migrants to cities in Texas and across the nation under cover of darkness.
Eric Adams, the Mayor of New York City, called for the transport of migrants by buses after the Texas bus arrived. “horrific.”
“This is horrific, when you think about what the governor is doing,” Adams said. “It is unimaginable what the governor of Texas has done, when you think about this country, a country that has always been open to those who were fleeing persecution.”
Abbott spoke on Fox News to explain why Texas buses migrants to other parts of the country.
“Most of America has not really understood the magnitude of the problem that we have on the border until we started sending these buses up to New York,”According to the governor “Remember, this is not a Texas problem. This is an American problem caused by the President of the United States of America. And so many people have been blind to this until suddenly buses of migrants started showing up in their city, which is a sanctuary city, by the way.”
Lori Lightfoot, Chicago’s Mayor, accused Abbott of stealing the bus with migrants. “manufacturing”A crisis. “He is manufacturing a human crisis, and it makes no sense to me,”Mayor Lightfoot stated this in a broadcast from Chicago’s ABC7. “It’s decidedly unpatriotic and un-American. I understand the pressures that the people of Texas and some of the other border states are under. We see that on a daily basis. But the thing to do is not this.”
He professes to be a Christian,” Lightfoot said of Gov. Abbott. “This is not the Christianity and the teachings of the Bible that I know.”
Renae Eze said, “Attacking the Governor’s commitment to his faith is a pathetic political ploy to change the conversation away from Mayor Lightfoot’s unwillingness to uphold her city’s self-declared sanctuary status.”
“President Biden’s inaction at our southern border continues putting the lives of Texans—and Americans—at risk and is overwhelming our communities,”As the first migrants bus left Chicago, Abbott made a written statement. “To continue providing much-needed relief to our small, overrun border towns, Chicago will join fellow sanctuary cities Washington, D.C. and New York City as an additional drop-off location.”
However, when Democrat city officials in El Paso decided to follow Governor Abbott’s lead and bus migrants released in their border city to New York City, Mayor Adams expressed no derogatory comments. From August 23, 1995, 25 City buses were chartered and 135 passengers have been transported to New York City.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas jumped on the bandwagon of criticizing Abbott’s busing program and said the program puts “financial pressure”His department.
“It also puts financial pressure on us, in that we fund the non-profit organizations. We understand their capacity. We understand their needs, and when that action is not coordinated with us, and with them, the whole system is out of whack.”
These comments overlook the impact that financial hardship has on Texas border communities. Eagle Pass was the first place where the local funeral director had to cease accepting bodies from dead migrants because of the overwhelming pressure. On August 18, the Director announced that the policy to accept deceased migrants had been cancelled.
This frustration by Texas’ border officials towards the Biden administration does not seem to be new. Bruno Lozano from Del Rio, a Democrat and Del Rio mayor, declared a state disaster just over a decade ago after more than 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants flooded the Rio Grande.
“Dire circumstances require dire responses,”The mayor said. “There’s people having babies down there [under the bridge], there’s people collapsing out of the heat. They’re pretty aggressive, rightly so — they’ve been in the heat day after day after day.”
The mayors of New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., continue to whine about 11,000 immigrants being bused into their cities, but the Texas people have endured for decades the burden of dealing with Biden’s border crisis, which allowed over 1.26million migrants to cross the Texas border sectors.
The Governor Abbott reiterated his decision last Friday to move the border to Biden. In an interview, Governor Abbott defended his decision to bring the border to Biden. America’s NewsroomFox News reports that Governor Scott said the following:
We are helping to alleviate the suffering of the local communities along the Texas border. We have small communities of about 25,000 people who have thousands of illegal immigrants dumped into their community. They were asking for help. that is why we began this busing operation to Washington D.C. Plus, we have a president who has refused to go see the chaos he has created on the border and a border czar in Kamala Harris who has refused to see what’s going on at the border. If they won’t go to the border, we’re taking the border to them. Let them see all the problems they’re posing for the United States of America.
“This year, more than 2 million people will cross the border illegally,”Abbott also added. “They need to deal with the consequences as well as the result of what the United Nations says, and that is U.S.-Mexico border is the deadliest land crossing in the world.”
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