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Abbott vows 'more buses' if Biden attempts to confine migrants to Texas

More than 6 million migrants have illegally entered the United States since Biden took office.

Published: September 8, 2023 3:33pm

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has vowed to escalate his policy of busing migrants to sanctuary cities should the Biden administration follow through on a reported plan to keep migrants within Texas.

"Biden considers forcing migrant families to remain in Texas. This scam was tried years ago & was shot down by a judge. We will send Biden the same swift justice. And, we will add even more buses of migrants to Washington D.C.," Abbott posted on X. The governor's statement came in response to a Los Angeles Times article describing the possible scheme.

More than 6 million migrants have illegally entered the United States since Biden took office, many via Texas, which has struggled to contend with the surge and mounted its own efforts in response to perceived federal apathy.

To that end, Abbott has implemented a policy of busing migrants to left-wing sanctuary cities in a bid to highlight the administration's lax approach to border enforcement. The governor's buses have sent more than 13,000 migrants to New York City alone. The Big Apple has faced an influx of roughly 110,000 migrants in the past year, which Democratic Mayor Eric Adams has warned threatens to "destroy New York City."

"I’m gonna tell you something, New Yorkers, never in my life have I had a problem that I didn’t see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this," he said Wednesday. "Month after month I stood up and said this is gonna come to a neighborhood near you. Well, we’re here, we’re getting no support on this national crisis, and we’re receiving no support."

Abbott's announcement comes amid a legal battle the Lone Star State and Washington, D.C., with a judge ordering Austin to remove a buoy barrier designed to stop migrants from crossing a portion of the Rio Grande river. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, however, granted a stay, permitting the barrier to remain in place pending legal challenges.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

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