Texas has bused more than 102,000 migrants to so-called sanctuary cities, including more than 37,500 in New York City, in response to the Biden administration’s failure to secure the southern border, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said on Monday.
The governor of Texas launched the migrant bus program in April 2022 to force blue states to share the burden facing the Lone Star State as a result of record numbers of illegal immigrants and asylum seekers. asylum that has crossed the border since President Biden took office.
“Texas has taken more than 102,000 immigrants to sanctuary cities,” Abbott said in a tweet. “Texas’ overrun border towns should not bear the brunt of Biden’s open border policies.”
“Our transportation mission will continue until Biden secures the border,” the governor warned.
New York City and Chicago received the majority of immigrants transferred from Texas.
More than 37,500 immigrants have been sent to the Big Apple since August 2022, and the Windy City has received more than 31,200 at the same time, according to the governor’s office.
Denver has sent over 16,000 migrants since May 18, while over 12,500 migrants have been directed to Washington, DC, since April 2022.
Philadelphia and Los Angeles received the fewest immigrants, more than 3,400 and 1,500, respectively.
The latest totals represent an increase of about 7,000 since the state last provided an update on the number of migrants deported on buses under Operation Lone Star, a state border security and sharing effort. of the burden that Abbott launched in 2021.
Last week, the governor declared that Texas’ right to self-defense “supersedes any federal law to the contrary” amid controversy over the Biden administration’s efforts to stem the flow of illegal immigration.
As part of Operation Lone Star, Texas installed razor wire on a 30-mile stretch of land near the US-Mexico border at Eagle Pass, which the US Supreme Court ordered last week to eliminate the administration. said Biden.
The Justice Department has also threatened to sue Texas if it implements a new law that allows state authorities to arrest, detain, process, and deport immigrants who enter the country illegally, and it has already sued the state. to build a floating barrier in Rio. Great.