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Illegal Migrants Shipped From Texas Arrive In Democrat Stronghold


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Jennie Taer Investigative Reporter
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A bus of illegal migrants sent by Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott arrived in Philadelphia on Wednesday morning, the latest busload sent from the Lone Star State to arrive in Democrat-controlled cities.

Abbott for months has bused thousands of illegal migrants to Washington, D.C., Chicago and New York City to send a message to the Biden administration about the surge of illegal migration under the president’s leadership. The latest bus transported 31 illegal migrants, of which half were families and the other half were single adults, a source involved in the busing effort who was not authorized to speak publicly told the Daily Caller News Foundation. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Biden’s Outgoing Border Chief Tries To Boost Morale In Farewell Message As Illegal Immigration Spikes)

Only three of the passengers wanted to stay in Pennsylvania, the source said, adding that the rest have final destinations in nearby states.

The city of Philadelphia has been preparing for the buses arrival for months, but only recently learned of Abbott’s decision, which Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney condemned as a “cruel and dehumanizing policy,” the Philadelphia Mayor’s office said in a Tuesday statement shared with the DCNF.

“Since the summer, the City’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) have been preparing for the potential arrival of migrants via unplanned and uncoordinated bus routes from southern states,” Kenney’s office said.

Abbott began sending the buses to draw attention to an influx of illegal migration at the southern border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers encountered a record of over 2.3 million migrants in fiscal year 2022 and are already seeing a surge with the over 230,000 encountered at the start of fiscal year 2023.

Abbott’s office didn’t respond to a request for comment.

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