100 Percent Fed Up reported on Apr 6, 2022, that in response to the Biden administration ending Title 42, Abbott announced that “Texas will be taking its own precedented actions this month.”
Among a series of strategies covered at the press conference, the one that generated the most buzz was Abbott’s announcement that Texas would begin using charter buses to ship illegal immigrants to Washington D.C.
On Sunday, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser appeared on CBS’ “Face the Nation” to discuss the persistent homelessness problem plaguing her city.
Host Margaret Brennan brought up a Washington Post report that suggested homeless shelters are now becoming filled with illegal immigrants being bused in from Texas and Arizona.
Bowser was asked about a report that said homeless shelters in the district were filling up as busloads of migrants were being dropped off in the city.
Bowser said that she fears illegal immigrants are being “tricked” into traveling to her city. She also admitted that it’s a “significant issue” and called on the federal government to get more involved.
Watch the video below:
DC Mayor Bowser says the federal government should work to prevent illegal migrants from being “tricked” into getting onto the buses that the governors of Arizona and Texas are sending to Washington.pic.twitter.com/m9sH2CYJUT
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) July 17, 2022
“Well, this is a very significant issue. We have for sure called on the federal government to work across state lines to prevent people from really being tricked into getting on buses. We think they’re largely asylum seekers who are going to final destinations that are not Washington, D.C. I worked with the White House to make sure that FEMA provided a grant to a local organization that is providing services to folks. I fear that they’re being tricked into nationwide bus trips when their final destinations are places all over the United States of America,” Bowser said.
“We think they’re largely asylum seekers who are going to final destinations that are not Washington, D.C. I worked with the White House to make sure that FEMA provided a grant to a local organization that is providing services to folks,” she continued. “I fear that they’re being tricked into nationwide bus trips when their final destinations are places all over the United States of America.”
As 100 Percent Fed Up reported in April: Gov. Abbott said,
“To help local officials whose communities are being overwhelmed by hoards 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. We are sending them to the United States Capitol 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.”
BREAKING: Texas Gov. @GregAbbott_TX says that Texas will be sending charter buses of illegal migrants to Washington DC:
"The Biden Administration will be able to more immediately address the needs of the people that they’re allowing to come across our border." pic.twitter.com/MWM8IqCici
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 6, 2022
Around one week after a bus carrying migrants showed up in D.C., Abbott tweeted, “First Texas bus drops off illegal immigrants blocks from U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Biden refuses to come see the mess he’s made at the border. So Texas is bringing the border to him.”
First Texas bus drops off illegal immigrants blocks from US Capitol in Washington, DC.
Biden refuses to come see the mess he’s made at the border.
So Texas is bringing the border to him.https://t.co/wHZkwnD305
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 13, 2022
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has sent multiple buses of illegal immigrants to Washington D.C. to manage the growing numbers pouring in from the border. His order to bus migrants to D.C. came after numerous border communities complained about an influx of illegal immigrants.
After the first bus of migrants arrived, a reporter from Fox News asked Psaki if the White House still viewed the move as a “stunt.”
Watch the video below:
.@JacquiHeinrich asks Psaki for the White House's reaction to the first busload of migrants that Greg Abbott sent to DC:
"It's nice the state of Texas is helping them get to their final destination." pic.twitter.com/7IU2Ri4HEP
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) April 13, 2022
“Well, these are all migrants who have been processed by CBP and are free to travel,” Psaki responded.
She added, “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. And they’re all in immigration proceedings.”
It seems as if Bowser may not be on the same page as the Biden Regime. When questioned on whether taxpayers on the local and national levels would be covering the cost of the migrants in the homeless shelters, Bowser claimed that would not be the case.
“Local taxpayers are not picking up the tab. They should not pick up the tab,” Bowser said. “We really need a coordinated federal response. We know that it’s done for refugees who come to the states from all points of the world, and the same has to be done in the situation.”
If only there were a solution to this problem!