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Texas Governor Sends First Migrant Buses to D.C.

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The first bus carrying illegal immigrants from Texas arrived in Washington on April 13.

The illegal aliens were dropped off between Union Station and the U.S. Capitol, according to the office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

“As the federal government continues to turn a blind eye to the border crisis, the State of Texas will remain steadfast in our efforts to fill in the gaps and keep Texans safe,” Abbott said in a statement. “By busing migrants to Washington, D.C., the Biden administration will be able to more immediately meet the needs of the people they are allowing to cross our border. Texas should not have to bear the burden of the Biden administration’s failure to secure our border.”

Abbott, a Republican, directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management earlier this month to begin coordinating “voluntary transportation” to Washington and other locations outside Texas of immigrants released from federal custody.

The bus that arrived on Wednesday was filled with immigrants who came from Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua, Abbott’s office said.

Footage captured by Fox News showed the immigrants getting off the bus several blocks from the Capitol at approximately 8:13 a.m.

It wasn’t clear which officials were processing the immigrants.

The Texas division declined to comment, as did U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Two men in khakis and black, collared shirts greeted the immigrants and gave them cell phones as they got off. They also looked up information from a wristband that each person wore. They exchanged hugs and handshakes with the aliens after processing them.

Everybody getting off the bus had a manila folder.

Many were men.

Luis Alberto, a Venezuelan national who was on the bus, told NTD that the group crossed the border into Texas on April 12 after being robbed by cartels and Mexican police officers.

“When we got to Texas we had nothing because they had taken everything. We heard there was help, and a bus to Washington, and there would be someone to facilitate travel, because in Texas there is no help,” he said as to why the immigrants agreed to get on the bus.

Catholic Charities assisted the immigrants after they got off the bus.

Most of the immigrants are going to other areas, Sister Sharlet Wagner, executive director of the Newcomer Network which the charity runs, told NTD.

“Most of them do have family or friends in the place where they really want to go. We’re happy to help them if they want to stay here. Most are choosing to move on,” she said.

Organizers bought food for the immigrants and bus tickets for those who want to go elsewhere.

Abbott announced the plan during a press conference on April 6. He said it was necessary because Texas has been “overwhelmed by hordes of illegal immigrants who are being dropped off by the Biden administration” and transporting them to the capitol of the United States would allow the federal government “to more immediately address the needs of the people that they are allowing to come across our border.”

Since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, the United States has recorded an unprecedented number of illegal immigrant encounters at the U.S.–Mexico border.

There are few signs the flood is waning. Both critics and supporters of Biden’s treatment of the border say a spike is expected when Title 42, a pandemic-era authority, expires in May.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki previously called Abbott’s bussing plan a “publicity stunt.”

Asked about Wednesday’s arrival, she told reporters in Washington that “these are all migrants who have been processed by CBP and are free to travel so it’s nice the state of Texas is helping them get to their final destination as they await the outcome of their immigration proceedings.” CBP stands for Customs and Border Protection.

Abbott’s office says a second bus is en route to Washington.

Nick Ciolino contributed to this report.


Reprinted with Permission From - The Epoch Times by - Zachary Stieber

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Robin Boyd
2 months ago

This action is a good show of contempt for what the Biden administration is doing to the nation, but it’s still costing American taxpayers. We need to take whatever actions are necessary to stop illegal immigration into the US as much as it can be stopped.

David L. Neal
2 months ago

When I first heard about Governor Abbott’s plan I thought, “Great idea!” However, is he not playing right into the Democrat’s plan to bring immigrants into the US? Biden’s way or Abbott’s way, immigrants are still being allowed to cross the US border into America. Abbott’s not helping the problem, only compounding it! If Abbott has the nerve to send them to the Capital, why not send them back across the border into Mexico? We do not do that because of our compassion and Christian convictions. If we do not find a better plan than Governor Abbott’s plan, then Texas will continue to inadvertently play into the hands of the Democrats. The end result is the continuing destruction of America! “Governor Abbott, there must be a better way if your true desire is to preserve America and our Constitution.” It truly is time for another Constitutional Convention! Let’s pray for greater wisdom!

Kim
2 months ago
Reply to  David L. Neal

I don’t know the guidelines, but I assume that once an illegal immigrant crosses the border and has been processed by border patrol authorities, Abbott can’t deport them.

Eddie Carroll
2 months ago

Way to go Governor Abbott keep up the good work!!! The real Americans are behind you all the way!!!

Jorge L Rios
2 months ago

The article states “Catholic Charities assisted the immigrants after they got off the buss”. Catholic Charities is funded by George Soros, he gives them millions of $$$ yearly.

Jack Thomas
2 months ago

Sending illegal immigrants to Washington D.C. only solves the problem for Texas but creates new problems for other states. The Biden administration will simply reshuffle this bad deck of cards, transporting these people to other parts of the USA, albeit in the dead of night once again as we’ve seen in recent news reports. To be really spiteful, Biden could order these same folks sent right back to Texas. Then what? I wouldn’t put it past him; Biden has a strong vindictive streak as evidenced by him withholding new supplies of Regeneron therapeutics from Florida because Gov. DeSantis resisted his COVID mandates. Biden would not hesitate to poke any Republican official in the eye by any means at his disposal. This is a president who clearly should be impeached. His willful failure to secure our southern border with Mexico is both criminally negligent and a violation of his constitutional oath. Apart from the many problems he’s created by allowing Open Borders, Biden has caused the deaths of thousands of Americans who died at the hands of criminal aliens, and from illicit drugs smuggled into our country. To Biden and the Democratic Party, however, this is simply “collateral damage” in their campaign to radically change voter demographics, turning Red states into Blue states, thus ensuring future election victories. Biden’s assent to the White House has only proven what many already know: Satan is open for business as usual.

FL Tom
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack Thomas

And, what would you choose as an alternative plan that would provide more publicity. The administration created this problem when they changed trumps regulations around on the first week Biden was in office. If they keep up this craziness pretty soon will be the ones wanting to go over the wall.

Erik Fiedler
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack Thomas

Well said! I couldn’t agree more.

MSM
2 months ago

Governor Abbott is fed up with President Biden’s open border policy and since they cannot STOP the illegal entry into our great country by noncitizens, sending them to Washington DC is a brilliant solution. Texas cannot afford to shoulder the costs and resources to keep those noncitizens in their state! Since Biden is allowing these desperate people to enter our southern border, he and his administration need to take responsibility for their care. BTW, didn’t President Biden task Vice President Harris with overseeing the border issues? Where is the outrage with President Biden shirking a very important security issue by passing it off to his Vice President, who has done absolutely nothing and is not capable of instituting a sensible solution. We have borders for a reason and a lot of blood was shed for those borders.

Ray
2 months ago

They are giving the illegals a free ride deeper into our country so they can disperse where ever they want. They (the illegals) should be stopped at the border. Every border state has a National Guard put them to work.

Harry
2 months ago
Reply to  Ray

Sorry Ray, but why should Texas pay their National Gurad who have no rights to do anything the federal government has responsibility for? The problem goes much deeper than you apparently aware of!

Barb
2 months ago

This is great!! And don’t forget to send them to Delaware also! I don’t like the idea of free phones, etc., since when they cross the border, and they are considered “got aways”, the got aways sure as hell don’t get all these freebies. So, if you turn yourself in, you get free stuff. What a concept. I think I’m going to cross the border without my passport/ID, walk across at Eagle Pass, turn myself in, get free stuff. Yippee! And don’t forget to send them to Maine for Senator Susan Collins, see if she will put up with them all over her property, standing on corners, thieving, trafficking, breaking & entering. See how she votes next go round.
Let’s all get out there and vote come Nov ’22 and Nov ’24, put an end to this nonsense.

Harry
2 months ago
Reply to  Barb

Hopefully she isn’t around after the next election!

Al
2 months ago

Except for the rich people of this country…we are all suffering the consequences of this beyond awful administration. I hope the people that voted for Obama…..sorry I meant biden…are suffering deeply financially. Do you really think the big guy is running our country? “Come on man!”

David Oakes
2 months ago

Why are they giving them CELL PHONES AND FOOD AND MONEY AND PLACES TO STAY ALL FOR FREE???! THERE ARE HOMELESS AMERICANS ALL OVER THIS COUNTRY!!! THIS IS NOT RIGHT!!! THIS IS WHY WE NEED A CHANGE IN THIS COUNTRY!!!! GET OUTAND VOTE BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!!!!!

Harry
2 months ago
Reply to  David Oakes

It’s not free between a deal between the Catholic Church and the Biden government they are using Taxpayers money! Remember the Pope promoting open borders ? And Biden’s visit to see the Pope? Probably a deal between Biden and the Pope for Biden to get to Heaven for allowing abortion by trading the open border?!!! Biden says he is the biggie Catholic. Yah right.

Felix
2 months ago

If my home state was Texas, I would be looking to replace Abbot with someone with a backbone, maybe, Allen West?

Barb
2 months ago
Reply to  Felix

Allen West didn’t make it in Florida; he didn’t make it in Texas here recently when he ran. Our Gov Abbott is doing just fine with his backbone–who else would pack these people up and send them half way across the country? Not a publicity stunt! I’m hoping ALL of them will be sent up to the Northeast or west as we have plenty, have had plenty for quite a long time.

Harry
2 months ago
Reply to  Felix

No explanation or reason?? May be everybody should guess?

Frank
2 months ago

Why are they being given phones and any kind of help. They are ILLEGALS! Send them to prison.

Sandy
2 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Once they settle in, they will receive financial support, housing and a voter registration card. Hmm, with they vote liberal or conservative?

Harry
2 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Biden and Democrat coats don’t follow laws. Nothing new there. Been ongoing for years.

Mandy
2 months ago

Gov Abbott and Ted Cruz should be sending these illegals to Martha Vineyard, Biden’s Delaware home, Clinton’s town, and other lib places to make an impact with this bussing thing. Sending them to DC, they just blend in with the crowd. Send them to the pristine locations where these liberal elitists dwell.

Larry W.
2 months ago
Reply to  Mandy

Absolutely right !! I hope more states will do this.

Frank
2 months ago
Reply to  Mandy

Great idea.

Harry
2 months ago
Reply to  Mandy

The majority of all liberalism and s located in or very near to DC. It’s a good are to drop in ! The more the merrier! 2-3 million maybe? We can only hope.

Bev
2 months ago
Reply to  Mandy

Obama bought up property on that once beautiful island……

Morton Brown
2 months ago

I think each State on the Border needs to finish their portion of the Wall if they ever want to see it secured.

Bill on the Hill
2 months ago
Reply to  Morton Brown

Amen to that Morton Brown…
Bill… :~)

Kent
2 months ago

Eat my shorts

Deb Rockwell
2 months ago

So unbelievably awful they have put these people and, more importantly, their own US citizens at such risk for no other reason than some warped political agenda, revenge, and loony ideology. If they spent their time trying to come up with sensible, smart policies instead, they wouldn’t be so desperate to import potential “voters.” God forbid they should actually use some wisdom and common sense to implement such a simple, safe, and effective idea as wise policy proposals.

Kent
2 months ago
Reply to  Deb Rockwell

Eat my shorts!

Michael Ryan
2 months ago
Reply to  Deb Rockwell

If the Demo Rats implement these common sense practices, they would be considered Conservatives!

Tony Malik
2 months ago
Reply to  Deb Rockwell

Wisdom, common sense, and Biden politics don’t fit well in the same sentence

Charlene
2 months ago
Reply to  Deb Rockwell

We have an alternative, it’s called enforcing our immigration laws. Don’t blame the state of Texas for Washington’s ignorance.

Granny26
2 months ago
Reply to  Deb Rockwell

They should load them all on the buses and take them back south of the border. THEY’RE ILLEGALS,

Harry
2 months ago
Reply to  Granny26

Again it’s the Federal Government and look who is running it!

LEE F PEARSALL
2 months ago
Reply to  Deb Rockwell

To Deb Rockwell : “well said”

Steve M Weidert
2 months ago

Excellent Move.

anna hubert
2 months ago

must not forger Cape Cod Nuntucket island some tony counties in NY snazzy places in SF and Beverly Hills they screech and preach the loudest might as well do their share

Ertis Crumpler
2 months ago

Texas should vote Republican again this fall and at all elections. Gov. Abbott is the best leader that we have had in a long while.

Stephen Russell
2 months ago

Send migrants to: VA DE MA VT too
Convoys of buses from TX & FL direct

Mohave50
2 months ago

Don’t forget us Arizonans. We get thousands a day too. We want to finish the wall on our part of the border too.

Dale Rose
2 months ago
Reply to  Mohave50

Message your governor to put the illegals on a bus to Delaware, to Biden’s estate, and to San Fran to Pelosi’s estate.

susabella
2 months ago

It’s tough for us right now, but think about what a colossal gift to Republicans and Independents this administration is. It will all start being cleaned up and out in November. Looking ahead, I don’t see any viable Democrats who could run the country the way it should be run in the upcoming years, so I predict a long stretch of Republicans coming. An end to indoctrination of our kids especially.

Hide
2 months ago
Reply to  susabella

Do you anticipate a fair election at 2022 without midnight serge of Dem’s votes, absentee votes, under desks’ votes, and fantom votes?

CHRIS B GRODHAUS
2 months ago
Reply to  Hide

Also don’t forget, some places are prejudiced against giving Dead people the right to vote. CHRIS

Paul
2 months ago

Governor Abbout is building the wall with like minded Texans
Bravo Goveror Abbott!

Ertis Crumpler
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Amen and Amen.

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