Abbott announces 300th migrant bus sent to Chicago from Texas

Abbott announces 300th migrant bus sent to Chicago from Texas

Updated: November 14, 2022 - 1:17pm

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Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced that he has sent 300 migrant buses from his state to Chicago amid record numbers of illegal migrants entering the U.S. from the country's southern border.

"The 300th Texas bus of migrants just left for Chicago," Abbott tweeted late last week. "As Biden does nothing, Texas will continue taking unprecedented action to relieve our overwhelmed border communities & secure the border."

His office said Friday that Texas has bused nearly 8,300 migrants to Washington, D.C., since April, over 3,700 migrants to New York City since Aug. 5 and over 1,200 migrants to Chicago since Aug. 31. 

Arizona and Florida have also joined Texas in bringing migrants further north to deal with migration. 

Last fiscal year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents encountered a record of nearly 2.4 million illegal migrants at the Southern Border.

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