When it comes to Texas, Governor Greg Abbott will do something to make people talk. Governor Abbott is making efforts to remove illegal immigrants from the state. However, it’s where he is sending them that is questionable. According to ABC13 News, Governor Abbott has announced new directives as part of the state’s border security efforts.
Governor Abbott has instructed the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to instate a zero-tolerance policy for “unsafe” vehicles, which may also be smuggling migrants. The policy, enforced at 4 p.m. Wednesday, states that DPS will be conducting enhanced safety inspections of the vehicles in question that cross the border into Texas. Governor Abbott has directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to charter buses to send migrants to the Nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C.
In a news conference, Governor Abbot said, “To help local officials whose communities are being overwhelmed by hordes 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.”
He continued, “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.” Reports state that Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd said the state would have over 900 buses for this operation.
Governor Abbott’s announcement is in direct response to the administration’s decision to roll back a pandemic-era emergency health order known as Title 42. Title 42 allows immigration authorities to turn away migrants at the border, even those seeking asylum. To break it down, the order put in place during former President Donald Trump’s administration, allowed immigration authorities to manage the number of migrants trying to enter the country. Roommates, do you think this is the right thing to do?
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