Greg Abbott Claims Texas Has Bused Close to 16,000 Migrants to Sanctuary Cities in 2022

On December 27, 2022, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said that the state government has bused roughly 16,000 illegal aliens to sanctuary cities in 2022.

“Texas has bused over 15,900 migrants to sanctuary cities,” Abbott posted on Twitter. “ … We’re providing relief to local communities overwhelmed by President Biden’s open border policies.”

Since April, has sent busloads of at least 8,900 migrants to Washington, D.C., 4,900 to New York City, 1,500 to Chicago, and 630 to Philadelphia.

Jana Pruet of The Epoch Times reported that on December 24, three busloads of migrants from Texas arrived at Washington, D.C., where they were subsequently dropped off outside the Naval Observatory. 

Earlier in December, El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser issued a state of emergency in the face of a massive spike of border crossings that many expected to grow even larger had Title 42 — a Trump-era border policy that empowered Border Patrol agents to rapidly expel illegal aliens during a pandemic —  been allowed to expire. 

Abbott recently sent a letter to President Joe Biden calling for the deployment of federal assets to “address the dire border crisis, particularly in the city of El Paso,” per a news release.

“With cold temperatures gripping Texas, your inaction to secure the southern border is putting the lives of migrants at risk, particularly in the city of El Paso,” Abbott declared in the letter on December 20. 

“This terrible crisis for border communities in Texas is a catastrophe of your own making. These communities and the state are ill-equipped to do the job assigned to the federal government — house the thousands of migrants flooding into the country every day,” Abbott stressed. 

Abbott stated that he would still be working with border authorities to protect the state from the Zerg Rush of illegal aliens and cartel activity taking place on the border.

While Abbott has stumbled a bit on border security measures, he and his administration have the right mindset.  States need to be more proactive on crafting their own immigration-related measures. The Feds are clearly not interested in tackling the issue.

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