The first bus full of illegal immigrants arrived in Washington DC this Wednesday. A couple of blocks from the US Capitol, the immigrants were left a week after Governor Abbott’s statement.
He had a press conference about Texas border security efforts in response to Biden’s administration’s decision to drop Title 42 at the border on May 23.
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With charter buses, they will transport immigrants to Washington DC, and that’s part of Abbott’s strategy for the overwhelming influx of illegal immigrants.
“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 they are allowing to come across our border,” the governor stated.
Two days after the announcement, Texas started dispatching buses to the southern border so that they could transport the illegal immigrants to Washington DC.
Today’s immigrants are from Colombia, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.
Fox News covered this story:
A bus from Texas arrived in Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning, transporting dozens of illegal immigrants as part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s new plan to counter federal immigration policies during an ongoing border crisis.
The bus pulled up at approximately 8 a.m. local time, blocks away from the U.S. Capitol building. Fox News has learned that they came from the Del Rio sector in Texas, after coming to the U.S. from Colombia, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.
Upon the bus’s arrival in Washington, D.C., individuals disembarked one by one except for family units who exited together. They checked in with officials and had wristbands they were wearing cut off before being told they could go.
Still, the governor’s legal authority to transport busloads of migrants to the U.S. Capitol remains in question. The 2012 Supreme Court case, Arizona v. the United States, prevents states from making their own immigration policies.
A bus from Texas filled with migrants arrives in Washington, DC. pic.twitter.com/A6ELE99V3P
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) April 13, 2022
Newsmax Congressional Correspondent Kilmeny Duchardt talked to ten Venezuelan immigrants and explained why they decided to volunteer.
“They said that they know that they are a prop in all of this, but they wanted to come anyway because this allows them to get a ticket to where they’re going. Some of these migrants told me that they want to go on to Miami. They said they are very excited to be here. They feel welcomed,” Duchardt reported.
JUST IN: Illegal migrants have begun arriving in Washington DC from Texas after Gov. Greg Abbott's order to bus migrants who crossed into the U.S. illegally to the nation’s capital, reported Kilmeny Duchardt, on Wednesday's "National Report." @KILM3NY pic.twitter.com/jZ8rTVLU2t
— Newsmax (@newsmax) April 13, 2022
This Tuesday, Texas National Guard conducted a mass migration drill to prepare for the influx of illegal immigrants.
Texas National Guard conduct mass migration drills in preparation for an influx of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border.
This follows my directive to bolster our state's border security efforts in the wake of the Biden Administration revoking Title 42. pic.twitter.com/Mu6k9uePZ4
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 12, 2022