Greg Abbott shared his numbers in a tweet, explaining that thus far he has sent over 18,500 migrants to sanctuary cities across the country. More specifically, the Texas government has given bus rides to 9,300 migrants to Washington, D.C., 6,500 migrants to New York City, 1,800 migrants to Chicago, and 970 migrants to Philadelphia.
The governor then promised that he would continue to send thousands more until the Biden administration takes action on border security.
The news will come as alarming to any resident of the listed sanctuary cities, as they have become completely overwhelmed since the expiration of Title 42. Cities like New York City and Chicago have both had to declare a state of emergency to make attempts to deal with the masses of illegals being bussed to them.
Texas has bused over 18,500 migrants to sanctuary cities:— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 16, 2023
◼️ Over 9,300 to DC
◼️ Over 6,500 to NYC
◼️ Over 1,800 to Chicago
◼️ Over 970 to Philadelphia
We will continue to provide relief to overwhelmed border towns by busing migrants until President Biden secures the border.
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You could send them to San Francisco but that might be cruel to the migrants. They’d likely opt to return home.— Bronson (@BronsonTCB) May 16, 2023
Twitter users also happily listed off other potential cities that the Texas governor could send the migrants to, such as cities like Portland and Little Rock.
Hey I believe coastal Delaware could use some.— Lucrezia 1955 (@AzVisigoth) May 16, 2023
There were people in the comments complaining about Abbott’s approach to the matter, saying that the actions he was taking were morally wrong. Users countered the complaints against the governor with a simple question “How many migrants did you take in?”
Texas is already in the midst of a lawsuit against the Biden administration for its mishandling of the border, making them the second state to launch a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security over the expiration of Title 42, per the DC Enquirer.