Florida And Texas Preparing To Bus Illegals To DC

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Governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida appear to be in a race, as each time one of them fires a volley into the nation’s cultural warfare, the other must equal or exceed it. On every topic, from voting rights to the pandemic to reproductive rights, these two have raced to provide the most retrograde policies conceivable. The GOP governors have moved to immigration now that Joe Biden has announced steps to eliminate his predecessor’s pandemic-era border restrictions, known as Title 42.

Abbott announced plans to transport undocumented immigrants to the steps of the US Capitol on Wednesday as a form of protest against what he called the Biden border disaster. Abbott said in a press conference in Weslasco, near the US-Mexico border, that Texas is providing charter buses to transport illegal immigrants who have been dropped off by the Biden administration to Washington, D.C., to assist local officials whose communities are being overwhelmed by hordes of illegal immigrants being dropped off by the administration.

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Abbott announced plans to transport undocumented immigrants to the steps of the US Capitol on Wednesday as a form of protest against what he called the Biden border disaster. Abbott said in a press conference in Weslasco, near the US-Mexico border, that Texas is providing charter buses to transport illegal immigrants who have been dropped off by the Biden administration to Washington, D.C., to assist local officials whose communities are being overwhelmed by hordes of illegal immigrants being dropped off by the administration.

At the start of the coronavirus outbreak, Donald Trump invoked Title 42. The code, which dates back to World War II, gives the federal government the authority to restrict, in whole or in part, the entry of individuals and property from specific nations during a public health crisis if there is a severe risk of disease introduction into the United States. COVID-19 was severely attacked by both immigrant organizations and public health authorities when Trump enacted it in March 2020, since it upended lives throughout the world. The Biden administration decided to keep the regulation in place despite mounting pressure from detractors to do so.