Texas Sends 12th Migrant Bus to Los Angeles Despite Legal Battle

Texas Sends 12th Migrant Bus to Los Angeles Despite Legal Battle

Texas sent another bus loaded with illegal immigrants to Los Angeles, despite a looming legal battle with the city. This 12th bus arrived at Los Angeles’ Union Station on a Monday morning, carrying 42 migrants, including 23 men, 20 women, and 21 children hailing from various countries like Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Russia, and Venezuela.

The timing of this arrival couldn’t be more contentious. Just a week ago, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to pursue both a lawsuit and a criminal investigation against Texas over its migrant busing program. This move was backed by allegations that Texas Governor Greg Abbott might have violated the law with this program, raising questions about the justification of the lawsuit.

Abbott’s program has garnered much attention, having already transported 435 illegal migrants to LA since it began on June 14. Overall, it has relocated over 30,000 illegal migrants to Democratic-controlled cities across the United States, including New York City, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.

Abbott’s office justified this choice by highlighting LA’s sanctuary city status, asserting that migrants aboard the buses sign a multi-language consent waiver specifying their destination.

In response to these developments, Abbott’s spokesman, Andrew Mahaleris, didn’t hold back: “The LA City Council members are complete hypocrites. In June, they unanimously voted to become a sanctuary city, welcoming migrants to the city. Texas began busing migrants to sanctuary cities like Los Angeles last year to provide relief to our overrun and overwhelmed border communities.”

Mahaleris further added that instead of complaining about a fraction of the border crisis, which small border towns grapple with daily, the City Council should urge President Biden to secure the border—a task the President, according to Mahaleris, has been failing to accomplish.


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