Posted on April 7, 2022

Governor Abbott Directs Texas to Send Illegal Migrants to D.C. on Charter Buses

Caroline Downey, National Review, April 6, 2022

As inflation, supply chain issues, and Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine command national attention, migrants are still pouring across the southern border with Mexico. Governor Greg Abbott said Texas will address the migrant influx, which he accused the Biden administration of fueling, by re-routing them to Washington, D.C., on charter buses.

“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 to Washington, D.C,”  Abbott announced at a press conference Wednesday.

“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,” he said.

The Texas Division of Emergency Management will be responsible for this operation, the governor confirmed.