Greg Abbott said Texas needs money and spent millions bussing migrants
- President Joe Biden met Texas Governor. Greg Abbott visited the US-Mexico border on Sunday.
- Abbott reiterated his demand that the federal government send funds to Texas to address the issue of the border.
- Texas has spent millions of money busing migrants to places such as DC and Chicago since April.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Sunday during President Joe Biden’s visit to the borderThe state “desperately requires more money” in order to address the problem.
Abbott answered reporters’ questions after meeting with Biden. One of them asked Abbott if he intended to ask the federal Government to send Texas additional funding to address the problem. historic surge in illegal immigration.
“One hundred percent. Abbott said that Texas desperately needs more money. “I know that the Republicans in Congress have pledged to give Texas the money it needs. Just recently, we spent 4 billion dollars from Texas taxpayers to fill the gap left by the Biden administration.
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Abbott has previously called on the federal governmentto reimburse the state its border efforts and any additional resources, including the National Guard. From October 2020 through October 2021 Border Patrol encountered 1.7 million migrants attempting to cross the US-Mexico border illegallyThis is the highest number in more that 7o years.
In April, Abbott began chartering busses to drop migrants off in other parts of the country, like Washington, DC, and Chicago, without giving those cities any notice — a program that Texas has spent millions of dollars on.
Texas had spent $12million on the effort as of August. Texas TribuneIt was reported at the time. According to local outlets, the amount spent on busing migrants out to state had risen from $20 million to $20 million by November. WFAA.
Insider requested comment from Abbott’s office, but he did not respond immediately.
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