Texas is planning to send any illegal immigrants captured at the border to Washington, DC. Governor Greg Abbott told reporters in the Rio Grande Valley today the move is needed so politicians realize it's a bad idea for the Biden administration to end Title 42 deportations. It's a similar move done by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who announced last year he was sending anyone captured at the border to President Joe Biden's home state of Delaware. Texas is also planning to do enhanced safety inspections of vehicles coming from Mexico into Texas.
"The Biden Administration's open-border policies have paved the way for dangerous cartels and deadly drugs to pour into the United States, and this crisis will only be made worse by ending Title 42 expulsions," said Governor Abbott. "With the end of Title 42 expulsions looming next month, Texas will immediately begin taking unprecedented action to do what no state has done in American history to secure our border. The new strategies announced today and next week will further strengthen our already robust response to the Biden border disaster, and we will use any and all lawful powers to curtail the flow of drugs, human traffickers, illegal immigrants, weapons, and other contraband into Texas."
During his remarks, Governor Abbott noted that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is projecting as many as 18,000 migrant apprehensions per day upon the end of Title 42 expulsions. This prediction would indicate over half a million illegal border crossings per month.