Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, announced the arrival of the first bus hauling illegal immigrants to the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning.
According to a press release from the governor’s office, the Texas Division of Emergency Management dropped off illegal immigrants between Union Station and the United States Capitol. The bus was carrying foreigners from Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. A second bus is currently in transit to the Capitol.
The migrants, except families who left the bus together, unloaded one by one where they were met by officials who removed their wristbands as they were released into the city, Fox News reported.
The Lone Star State’s move to transport illegal immigrants to Washington D.C. comes after the Biden administration decided to strip Title 42, the Trump-era policy allowing mass expulsions of migrants at the border to fight against Covid-19.
In response, the Texas governor took action into his own hands to combat the ongoing border crisis, as previously reported by RSBN.
“The new strategies announced today and next week will further strengthen our already robust response to the Biden border disaster, and we will use any and all lawful powers to curtail the flow of drugs, human traffickers, illegal immigrants, weapons, and other contraband into Texas,” Abbott said announcing the action.
The governor also ordered the Department of Public Safety to conduct “enhanced” safety inspections of vehicles coming into the state to combat a smuggling surge.
As border states continue to combat Biden’s border crisis, illegal border crossings are expected to climb. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz recently announced that the U.S. is on track to reach one million encounters along the border within just the first six months into the fiscal year 2022.
Gov. Abbott appears determined to continue taking action to ensure Texans’ safety.