Abbott told “Hannity” that he was forced to come up with “new ideas to do the federal government’s job” as border checkpoints struggle to manage the flow of people attempting to enter the United States and the Biden administration’s move to eliminate the Title 42 expulsion provision.
“It’s an atrocity that we have a President of the United States that is not securing the border. He is violating laws passed by Congress to secure the border and on top of that, we have a president who is turning a blind eye to security-based issues by allowing people on terrorist watch lists to come into the United States of America,” Abbott said.
“What the president is doing is outrageous and as a result, Texas is taking unprecedented action. As we’re speaking right now, The seventh bus is en route from Texas to Washington, D.C. This bussing process is going to continue,” Abbott said.
Abbott directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) last week to begin transporting illegal immigrants released from federal custody in Texas to Washington, D.C. and other locations outside the Lone Star State. Charter busses have since dropped off migrants – many released into small Texas communities that Abbott said are overwhelmed – in Washington.