Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared that he had dispatched a busload of illegal immigrants to Los Angeles, California, and vowed to send more unless Democrat President Biden fortified the border between the United States and Mexico.
“Los Angeles has received its first busload of migrants from Texas. President Biden’s border issue is being felt most acutely in our overburdened border communities, and they want assistance,” Abbott tweeted this week.
He said, “Until he secures the southern border, Texas is going to bus migrants to sanctuary cities such as LA.”
The migrants are going to be arriving in downtown Los Angeles’ renowned Union Station, according to KCAL-TV.
In order to draw attention to the hardship of border states as the immigration situation intensifies as a result of the Biden administration’s weak policies, Republican governors have started transferring migrants to sanctuary towns.
Abbott added in a statement that was linked to the tweet that “Los Angeles is one of the top destinations that migrants wish to go especially given that the city’s leaders adopted its self-declared sanctuary city classification.Texas will keep giving this much-needed help until President Biden takes action to perform his job and protect the border because our border towns are on the forefront of President Biden’s border disaster.”
According to the statement, more than 21,000 migrants from Texas were transported to sanctuary communities as part of the Abbott-approved initiative.
The Los Angeles City Council overwhelmingly voted this week to adopt an ordinance declaring the city a “sanctuary city” and prohibiting local employees from cooperating with immigration authorities.
Democratic governor of California Gavin Newsom responded angrily to Republican governor of Florida Ron DeSantis’ decision to send migrants to Sacramento, the state’s capitol. He suggested that DeSantis was guilty of kidnapping by calling him a “small, pathetic man.”
2017 saw the designation of California as a “sanctuary state” by the state government.