Governor Greg Abbott has announced the arrival of the first group of illegal immigrants has been bused to Washington, D.C.
Governor Abbott says the buses are being used in response to the Biden Administration's decision to end Title 42 expulsions. The migrant passengers were dropped off between Union Station and the United States Capitol. The bus was filled with migrants from the countries of Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. A second bus is currently enroute to Washington, D.C.
Last week, Governor Greg Abbott directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management to charter buses to transport migrants from Texas to Washington, D.C.
"As the federal government continues to turn a blind eye to the border crisis, the State of Texas will remain steadfast in our efforts to fill in the gaps and keep Texans safe," said Governor Abbott. "By busing migrants to Washington, D.C., the Biden Administration will be able to more immediately meet the needs of the people they are allowing to cross our border. Texas should not have to bear the burden of the Biden Administration’s failure to secure our border."