Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has decided to ship illegal aliens from his state to Washington, D.C., and have the buses drop them off at the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
Abbott, fed up with illegal immigration into Texas, made the comments during a press briefing while he discussed steps that his administration plans to take to respond to the upcoming massive influx of illegal aliens that will follow the Biden administration rescinding Title 42.
“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 aliens who have been dropped off by the Biden administration to Washington, D.C.,” the governor stated.
“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’re allowing to come across our border,” Abbott added.
The Republican governor also noted that he had ordered the Texas Division of Emergency Management to operate the project.
According to Fox News reporter Bill Melugin, state officials have confirmed that they are ready to activate up to 900 charter buses for the operation.
Title 42 was a policy enacted by the Trump administration in response to the threat of COVID among the illegal immigrant community. Experts have expressed concern that without the policy in place, hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens and refugee applicants would flood over the already-overwhelmed southern border.
Illegal immigration activists on the left attacked Abbott for his plan.
“This is a sick and reprehensible stunt that will increase militarization and violence against people seeking asylum!” the official account for United We Dream tweeted. “We have the resources to welcome refugees + treat people with dignity, but Abbott is choosing to meet people with violence and his twisted attempt at humiliation.”
Many people on both sides of the aisle have criticized the Biden administration over its decision to rescind Title 42, including Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV).
“Title 42 has been an essential tool in combatting the spread of COVID-19 and controlling the influx of migrants at our southern border. We are already facing an unprecedented increase in migrants this year, and that will only get worse if the Administration ends the Title 42 policy,” Manchin said.
“We are nowhere near prepared to deal with that influx,” he added.
The Biden administration is fully aware of the consequences of their decision, yet it appears that they don’t care.
Perhaps, now that the illegal aliens will be left on their doorstep, they might actually try to solve the problem.
Here is Abbott’s statement: