Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott made good on his pledge to put illegal immigrants on the fast track to the nation’s capital.

Gov. Abbott Drops First Load Of Illegals On The Capitol Steps, Says More Are Coming

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott made good on his pledge to put illegal immigrants on the fast track to the nation’s capital.

“The group of about two dozen people was dropped just yards from the U.S. Capitol,” The Washington Times reported Wednesday, “and Mr. Abbott said more are on the way.”

Abbott added that he’s considering flying some of the illegals to D.C.

Abbott, according to the Times, also announced Wednesday that he had struck a deal with Samuel Alejandro Garcia Sepulveda, governor of the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, to try to restrict illegal crossings.

Nuevo Leon will beef up its own border security and in return, Texas will end some of its enhanced safety inspections that had significantly slowed cross-border commercial traffic.

“Texas isn’t going to tolerate it anymore,” Abbott told reporters at a joint press conference with Garcia.

“By busing migrants to Washington, D.C., the Biden administration will be able to more immediately meet the needs of the people they are allowing to cross our border,” the governor said in a statement, according to the Times.

“Texas should not have to bear the burden of the Biden Administration’s failure to secure our border.”

Garcia noted that since the inspections had stopped, his state’s border with Texas will be “continuously patrolled by our police.”

The White House, publicly at least, seemed unconcerned that Abbott was loading up the illegal newcomers. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the administration appreciated Abbott helping the illegals reach their “final destination” as they await court dates – which, if history is any indicator, they will skip anyway.

But it remains to be seen how much pressure Abbott can assert.

In a month or so, once President Joe Biden ends the automatic expulsion policy known as Title 42, more than 500,000 illegal immigrants a month are expected to pour across the border. Texas will bear much of the brunt of that. Abbott, however, has tried to police the border as best he could.

As the Times noted, in addition to stopping the commercial truck traffic with inspections, the governor also has dispatched the National Guard and state police to try to contain the illegals, as well started to construct the state’s own border wall.  

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