Dozens of migrant-filled buses have just been sent to D.C.

The Washington Examiner reports that no less than 79 buses filled with illegal immigrants have been sent from Texas and Arizona to Washington D.C since mid-April. 

That’s a lot of buses.

Background

This is part of an initiative by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R).

Abbott began the initiative in mid-April. It was his response to the ongoing southern border crisis, which has seen, as a result of President Joe Biden’s open-border policies, an astronomical number of illegal immigrants cross into the U.S. via the country’s southern border.

A new report from Breitbart News reveals some of the numbers that Border Patrol Agents have been witnessing.

During the month of May alone, for example, Border Patrol is reported to have apprehended over 220,000 migrants, which is on par with the sort of numbers that agents have been witnessing for many months now.

Arizona and Texas are two of the states that have been hit the hardest by this immigration problem. And, since the Biden administration has refused to adequately address the problem, Abbott and Ducey, among others, have been taking the situation into their own hands.

79 buses, over 2,500 immigrants

According to the Examiner’s report, no less than 79 buses of illegal immigrants have been sent from Texas and Arizona to Washington D.C. And, on those buses were over 2,500 immigrants.

The outlet reports:

More than 2,500 people who were released from Border Patrol custody after illegally crossing from Mexico have opted to take 79 free, state-provided buses to the nation’s capital under initiatives rolled out by governors of each state, spokespeople exclusively shared Tuesday.

The Examiner goes on to break the numbers down. The majority of these immigrants have traveled from Texas to Washington D.C. This accounts for over 2,000 of the 2,500 and for 65 of the 79 buses. The remaining 523 immigrants and 14 buses came from Arizona.

This, according to the Examiner, will help to provide relief to those Arizona and Texas communities along the U.S.’s southern border that have witnessed the worse of the illegal immigration crisis.

At the same time, the hope is that it will awaken non-border states and cities to the problems that these southern border states are witnessing because of the Biden administration’s open-borders policies. A lot more buses, though, are likely needed before anything will be done about it.

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