Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Thursday that the 300th bus filled with undocumented migrants left Texas for Chicago since President Joe Biden continues to ignore the situation at the border.
“The 300th Texas bus of migrants just left for Chicago,” Abbott tweeted. “As Biden does nothing, Texas will continue taking unprecedented action to relieve our overwhelmed border communities & secure the border.”
Abbott has criticized the Biden administration for its inaction as a record-breaking number of migrants continues to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, overwhelming border patrol agents and border cities.
During Fiscal Year 2022, more than 2.3 million migrants were encountered at the border by agents. In October alone, more than 205,000 undocumented migrants were detained by Border Patrol agents, while 64,000 successfully crossed the border unnoticed.
Since the spring, Texas has sent more than 10,000 undocumented migrants to predominantly Democrat-run cities, including Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago in order to protest against the nation’s immigration policies.
“The busing mission is providing much-needed relief to our overwhelmed border communities,” Abbott said in a press release in August.
However, the state has spent more than $12 million on its relocation efforts, according to the Texas Division of Emergency Management.
Additionally, New York and Washington, D.C. have been struggling to accommodate the migrants that have been arriving in the cities. Both cities have declared a state of emergency to help deal with the humanitarian crisis and develop an appropriate intake center and shelter system.