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Governor Abbott Sends Buses to Aid Overwhelmed Border Cities and Thousands of Migrants

2023-09-23
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Migrants along the El Paso borderPhoto byX (Twitter)

Border towns along Texas are getting overwhelmed as migrants are crossing in large numbers which is more than U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and City personnel can manage. 

The Biden administration is sending 800 active duty military personnel to support border cities in Texas according to NBC News. This was announced on September 21.

Now, Governor Abbott is doing his part as well. The governor is sending more buses to border cities.   

According to a press release on September 22, Governor Abbott said:

“President Biden’s continued refusal to secure our border invites thousands of illegal crossings into Texas and our nation each day.”
“Texas communities like Eagle Pass and El Paso should not have to shoulder the unprecedented surge of illegal immigration caused by President Biden’s reckless open border policies.” 

Governor Abbott directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to send buses to El Paso and Eagle Pass. Both cities are seeing hundreds of migrants cross the border. 

The mayor of Eagle Pass, Mayor Rolando Salinas, declared a State of Emergency as thousands of migrants were entering the small border town. The number of migrants was almost half of the total population of the City according to Daily Mail. 

The buses will also provide support to the cities of Brownsville, Del Rio, Laredo, and McAllen, Texas. 

In an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity, Governor Abbott said:

“We have Joe Biden interfering with my efforts to secure the border. I’ve never seen a President flout the laws of the United States as much as Joe Biden, and I’ve never seen someone like that obstruct a Governor who is actually trying to limit illegal immigration into our country."

The Biden immigration policies that were put in place earlier this year, are not having as much effect now as Texas, Arizona, and California are seeing a large number of migrants enter its cities. 


What would you do to help border cities?


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