Los Angeles Plans on Suing Texas Over Migrant Busing
The city of Los Angeles recently made an announcement about its move to sue Texas over Governor Greg Abbott’s migrant busing program, which has sent over 400 people there.
On August 30, 2023, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to determine if there are legal charges they can press against Texas, with one member asking if the city can investigate Abbott’s program to determine if it constitutes kidnapping.
Since June, Abbott has already deployed 11 buses to the city. Los Angeles City Council member Kevin De León believes that these busing ventures will not stop until the city pursues legal action.
“He’s just going to continue to do it because he has no incentive at all whatsoever until there is legal teeth put to this,” De León declared Right before the city council voted unanimously to pursue legal action against the Texas government.
Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martinez stated earlier that the city must investigate whether “Gov. Greg Abbott committed kidnapping, human trafficking or any other crimes when he sent vulnerable families on a 23-hour bus ride with little or no food or water.”
Soto-Martinez and other council members specifically alluded to Abbott sending a bus filled with migrants to Los Angeles as Hurricane Hilary ripped across Southern California.
The vote instructs Los Angeles City Attorney Hydee Feldstein Soto to carry out investigation against Texas and start proceedings on potential civil legal action that could be pursued against the Texas government.
Governor Greg Abbott’s press secretary Andrew Mahaleris criticized the vote.
“Instead of complaining about dealing with a fraction of the border crisis our small border towns deal with every day, the City Council should call on President Biden to take immediate action to secure the border—something the President continues failing to do,” Mahaleris said in a statement.
Since Abbott kicked the migrant busing program in 2022, over 33,000 migrants have been sent to other cities, per numbers the governor recently released.
Abbott claimed that all migrants who get on the buses are doing so on a voluntary basis and sign waivers in their language. On top of that, the buses have food and water and migrants go through health checks as they board the buses.
On top of the busing program that Abbott has presided over and his government built a floating buoy wall in the Rio Grande, sent thousands of troops to the Texas border, placed razor wire along the banks of the Rio Grande, and even shut down commercial truck traffic from Mexico to compel government officials to take stronger measures against illegal immigration.
Indeed, this is a sign that state governments are starting to take more proactive measures to deal with the immigration question.
Nevertheless, there needs to be stronger measures that involve the expulsion of illegal aliens. At some point, red states need to draw a line in the sand and stand up for their sovereignty and state identity. This country can no longer afford to be overrun by illegal alien invaders.