Lauren Irwin, The Hill, September 23, 2023
exas announced Friday that the state would be busing more migrants from “overwhelmed” border communities to New York City, despite Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) saying the state is at “capacity.”
Busses chartered by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management left Del Rio and Eagle Pass on Friday, Abbott announced. The New York Post reported that the buses were heading to New York.
“Texas border towns should not have to shoulder the burden of Biden’s open border policies,” Abbott posted on X, formerly known as Twitter. “Texas will continue to send buses to sanctuary cities to provide relief to overrun border towns.”
Abbott has bused thousands of migrants to New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. To board one of the buses, an asylum-seeker must volunteer to be transported and show documentation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security releasing them to travel, Abbott’s statement said.