Governor Abbott is deploying more buses to the border towns of Eagle Pass and El Paso as a way to relieve pressure on the shelters. In a statement, he says that Texas border towns should not have to shoulder the burden of President Biden's open border policies. The buses will move asylum seekers to sanctuary cities. So far, nearly 12,000 migrants have been moved to Washington, D.C., and 14,000 have been bussed to New York City.
“President Biden’s continued refusal to secure our border invites thousands of illegal crossings into Texas and our nation each day,” said Governor Abbott. “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. I have directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management to deploy additional buses to send these migrants to self-declared sanctuary cities and provide much-needed relief to our overrun border towns. Until President Biden upholds his constitutional duty to secure America’s southern border, Texas will continue to deploy as many buses as needed to relieve the strain caused by the surge of illegal crossings.”
The buses in El Paso and Eagle Pass are being activated in addition to the ongoing state bus operations in Brownsville, Del Rio, Laredo, and McAllen.