Texas buses drop off migrants blocks away from U.S. Capitol

Texas buses drop off migrants blocks away from U.S. Capitol

A bus from Texas arrived in Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning, transporting dozens of illegal immigrants as part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s new plan to counter federal immigration policies during an ongoing border crisis.

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 & Friends” aired footage of migrants disembarking from a bus in the nation’s capital on Wednesday, just blocks away from the U.S. Capitol building.

Co-host Steve Doocy remarked, “Another observation of everybody we saw come off the bus, that flies in the face of what has been told to us by the White House, and that is you know they always go, ‘Well we’re only letting women and children, family units in.’”

“We’ve only seen single men so far. We’ve seen five people. They’re all single adult men. So, where are the families? Apparently, they did not take Greg Abbott up on the offer for the free bus ride to Washington,” he added.

Co-host Brian Kilmeade chimed in, “I don’t love the fact that there’s a whole bunch of people waiting to get admission into our country the right way. And because of the spat between the governor and the president, we’re getting a whole bunch of people who just got a free bus ride right to Washington, D.C.”

Abbott insists that the federal government is failing to deal with the situation effectively. President Biden recently announced that he would be rescinding Title 42, which was introduced during the pandemic as a means to expel migrants quickly.

“Texans demand and deserve an aggressive, comprehensive strategy to secure our border, not President Biden’s lackluster leadership,” Abbott said in a statement. “As the federal government continues to roll back commonsense policies that once kept our communities safe, our local law enforcement has stepped up to protect Texans from dangerous criminals, deadly drugs, and illegal contraband flooding into the Lone Star State.”

The White House dismissed it as a “publicity stunt,” and Texas state Rep. Matt Schaefer, who is a Republican, called it a “gimmick.”

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