Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced the state will provide charter buses to send illegal immigrants to Washington, DC.
The crisis at the United States-Mexico border has shown no signs of slowing down, and the Biden administration has done little to quell the flow of illegal immigrants into the country.
In response, Texas governor Greg Abbott has decided to bring the issue directly to those in Washington, DC.
On Wednesday, Gov. Abbott held a press conference wherein he announced a creative plan to get the Biden administration to pay attention to the crisis his state faces.
“To help local officials whose communities are being overwhelmed by hordes of illegal immigrants who are being dropped off by the Biden administration,” Gov. Abbott said, “Texas is providing charter buses to send these illegal immigrants … to Washington, DC.”
“We are sending them to the United States’ capital 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.”
According to the Texas Tribune, Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd stated that 900 buses will be sent.
The decision to bring illegal immigrants to Washington, DC was made after the Biden administration decided to end Title 42, a measure that allowed authorities to prevent migrants from entering the United States as a public health measure. Instated in response to COVID, it is set to be removed on May 23.