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Busload of Migrants From Texas Arrives In D.C. After Gov. Abbott Vowed to Send Them

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Last week after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vowed to begin sending busloads of illegal migrants to Washington, D.C., in protest of the administration’s decision to end Title 42, press secretary Jen Psaki declared it to be nothing more than a “publicity stunt.”

Apparently, it was much more than that.

According to reports Wednesday, the first busload of migrants from Texas arrived in the nation’s capital earlier in the morning, though it’s not clear how many have been sent thus far — photos of which were published online.

“Abbott announced last week that he was directing the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to transport migrants released from federal custody in Texas to the nation’s capital and other locations outside his state,” Fox News reported.

“The bus pulled up at approximately 8 a.m. local time, blocks away from the U.S. Capitol building. 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,” the report added.

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“According to TDEM, Abbott’s plan is already working. The agency told Fox News on Monday that many of the communities that originally reached out for support – from the Rio Grande Valley to Terrell County – say the federal government stopped dropping immigrants in their towns since Abbott’s announcement on April 6,” the report continued.

The ‘delivery’ of the illegal aliens led Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to declare that Washington, D.C., is now a “border city.”

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Abbott vowed to charter buses last week during a press conference after Biden’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walenski announced she is ending Title 42 on May 23, a Trump-era pandemic rule that allowed for the rapid deportation of illegal aliens.

“With the Biden administration ending Title 42 expulsions in May, Texas will be taking its own unprecedented actions this month to do what no state in America has ever done in the history of this country to better secure our state, as well as our nation,” Abbott said at the time.

“To help local officials whose communities are being overwhelmed with hordes of illegal immigrants who are being dropped off by the Biden administration, Texas is providing charter buses to send these illegal immigrants who have been dropped off by the Biden administration to Washington, D.C.,” Abbott said.

“We are sending them to the United States capital where the Biden administration will be able to more immediately address the needs of the people that they are allowing to come across our border,” he continued.

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Abbott also announced “enhanced public safety inspection of vehicles” crossing from Mexico into Texas at ports of entry.

The new policy will necessarily “dramatically slow traffic from Mexico into Texas,” Abbott admitted, but he said the new process is necessary to curb cartel smuggling of migrants and drugs from Mexico into Texas.

“Those two strategies are in addition to announcing the following actions to further deter illegal immigrants, including deploying boat blockades at appropriate regions in the Rio Grande River, deploying razor wire at low-water crossings in high traffic areas, creating container blockades to drive people away from low water crossings,” Abbott said, adding that he will be announcing more measures this week.

Also last week, Abbott ordered the Texas Military Department to begin refresher training for select troops to be deployed along the border with State Troopers in preparation for a massive wave of migrants expected to crush the border once Title 42 is lifted.

“The National Guard will begin its first phase of mass migration rehearsals tomorrow [Thursday], to begin the preparation for what we are anticipating to be a potential mass influx of people coming across the border,” Abbott said during a Wednesday afternoon press conference in Weslaco, Texas.

“All troopers, and specially trained National Guard, will be equipped with riot gear in case of caravan violence like what we have seen occur in Mexico,” he continued.

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