Migrants hold Red Cross blankets after arriving at Union Station near the U.S. Capitol from Texas on buses, April 27, 2022, in Washington.
Jose Luis Magana, Associated Press
A bus carrying about 50 migrants arrived in New York City Friday, part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s effort to ship newcomers that arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border to Democrat-run cities on the east coast.
In April, the governor ordered the Texas Division of Emergency Management to charter buses to transport migrants to Washington D.C. — since then, “thousands of migrants have been transported to the nation’s capital while providing much needed relief to Texas’ overwhelmed border communities,” according to a statement from Abbott’s office.
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In total, 6,200 migrants have been sent to Washington D.C. from Texas, with an additional 1,000 bused in from Arizona, per the New York Times. Most, if not all, of the migrants are seeking asylum, and are often greeted by officials after being released by Border Patrol and offered a free ride to the East Coast.
‘We’re full in the state of Texas’: It’s a response, Abbott says, to an increase in border crossings under President Joe Biden, who has sought to repeal a number of hardline immigration policies enacted by his predecessor Donald Trump.
“Public officials across the country, they do need to realize the magnitude of the chaos created by Biden’s open border policies. They’re up in arms about a few thousand people coming into their communities over the past few months,” Abbot told Fox News’ Jesse …read more
Source:: Deseret News – Utah News
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