Republican Governor Greg Abbott recently made good on his word to send migrants streaming across the border into Texas straight to Washington, D.C. On Wednesday, April 13, the first bus filled with alleged asylum seekers arrived in the capital of the nation.
The Texas governor declared last week that he intended to direct the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to transport various migrants released from federal custody in the state of Texas to Washington D.C., as well as other locations, in an effort to protect Texans from the resulting surge in violence and other calamities at the border.
This week, a bus filled with several dozen migrants, who hail from Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Cuba, pulled up just blocks away from the Capitol Building at roughly 8:00 a.m.
The migrants, who had been wearing wristbands, checked in with officials present then had their wristbands removed. From there, they were informed they could go on to wherever they planned on headed next, under the dictums of the Biden administration.
The White House attempted to block Abbott’s efforts, mainly when the Customs and Border Protection agents stationed in the Del Rio sector of Texas were ordered to order migrants not to board Washington, D.C.-bound buses.
However, the federal government appears to somewhat realize the devastating impact of sending countless migrants to overrun Texas towns, many of whom are not seeking asylum at all.
Instead, they seek better employment opportunities and benefits not available in their own nations, as revealed directly by migrants themselves exiting the bus in Washington, D.C.
To qualify for asylum, migrants must prove they are fleeing political persecution or warfare, with the conditions in Ukraine aligning much more directly with asylum claims.
However, the migrants who disembarked from the bus in Washington, D.C. indicated that their interest in the United States was purely material in nature, making no reference to fleeing political conflict or other imminently dangerous circumstances.
Nonetheless, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki promptly whined about Abbott bringing the fallacy of migrants’ asylum claims to national attention, as well as the fact that the Texas governor is apparently inspecting trucks passing to and from the border too closely.
“Governor Abbott’s unnecessary and redundant inspections of trucks transiting ports of entry between Texas and Mexico are causing significant disruptions,” Psaki whined.
The White House Press Secretary also attempted to blame Abbott for rising prices in the grocery stores and other locations across the United States.
“Governor Abbott’s actions are impacting people’s jobs, and the livelihoods of hardworking American families,” Psaki added self-righteously.
Inflation has increased to its highest level in more than 40 years under the leadership of the Biden administration.