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Governor Greg Abbott has announced that the “Operation Lone Star” effort has shipped 35 buses of 922 illegal migrants to Washington, DC — in just one month.
In protest of “Biden’s reckless decision to end Title 42 expulsions,” Governor Abbott directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management to charter buses to transport migrants from Texas border communities to Washington, DC.
BREAKING: Texas Gov. @GregAbbott_TX says that Texas will be sending charter buses of illegal migrants to Washington DC:
“The Biden Administration will be able to more immediately address the needs of the people that they’re allowing to come across our border.” pic.twitter.com/MWM8IqCici
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 6, 2022
“Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, multi-agency efforts have led to more than 246,000 migrant apprehensions, along with more than 15,000 criminal arrests — and more than 12,400 felony charges. Over 4,800 weapons and over $38 million in currency have been seized. In the fight against fentanyl, DPS has seized over 344 million lethal doses throughout the state,” Governor Abbott said in a statement on Friday.
The governor added, “as part of the response to President Biden’s reckless decision to end Title 42 expulsions this month, which his own administration has estimated will lead to 18,000 illegal crossings per day, Governor Abbott directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management to charter buses to transport migrants from Texas border communities to Washington, D.C. Since launching this busing operation a month ago, a total of 35 buses have transported 922 migrants.”
A bus from Texas filled with migrants arrives in Washington, DC. pic.twitter.com/A6ELE99V3P
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) April 13, 2022
“Operation Lone Star continues to fill the dangerous gaps left by the Biden Administration’s refusal to secure the border. Every individual who is apprehended or arrested and every ounce of drugs seized would have otherwise made their way into communities across Texas and the nation due to President Biden’s open border policies,” he continued.
To drive his point home, Abbott noted that Operation Lone Star has seized over 344 million lethal doses of fentanyl — enough doses to kill every American.
In just March, 221,000 migrants crossed the border illegally. The number is expected to rise drastically after Title 42 is lifted.
“The Biden administration said it is planning for worst-case scenarios of seeing up to 18,000 migrants at the border daily,” according to a report from Fox 5 DC.