As more illegal immigrants travel by bus from Texas to the nation’s capital, Texas is continuing its push to attract the attention of the federal government.
In D.C., the most recent busload of migrants from Texas arrived. Tuesday night late. According to Texas, at least 5,100 migrants had been transferred to the capital.
Mayor of Washington, D.C. Muriel Bowser asked that the District of Columbia National Guard be mobilized permanently to help with what she described as a humanitarian catastrophe. Bowser has advocated for welcoming immigrants who enter the nation illegally as a human rights problem.
On “Hannity” on Tuesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott criticized the Biden administration for failing to address the ongoing border crisis, saying, “Believe me, we have more buses headed their way as we speak right now. But this just shows the hypocrisy of these liberal leaders up in the northeast who think that the border crisis created by Joe Biden is fine as long as it’s Texas that has to deal with it.”
“But as soon as they have to deal with the real crisis, they are up in arms calling for the national guard as you point out dealing with just a tiny fraction of what we had to deal with every single day. We’re going to keep sending those buses up there until they fully understand and most importantly — until the Biden administration does its job to enforce the laws concerning the border.”
In order to make a political point about how President Biden is managing the immigration situation at the southern border, Abbott has brought busloads of migrants to the nation’s capitol.
Both Bowser and the mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, have raised the alarm about the flood of migrants into their communities, blaming Arizona and Texas for the problem.
Adams rebuffed Abbott’s invitation for the mayors to travel to the border.
According to Bowser, the D.C. When migrants come by bus, the Armory will serve as a processing facility, and the District of Columbia National Guard will provide assistance.