The United States has seen an unprecedented wave of illegal immigration, with thousands of migrants coming on a daily basis. What’s more, a new report says taxpayers are expected to help them move around the country.
According to Fox News, a Republican lawmaker has accused the Biden administration of drawing up a new plan to disperse illegal aliens in cities far from the border.
Not on board
The network cited a letter that Texas Rep. August Pfluger sent to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
“Last week, local law enforcement brought to my attention that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) staff is scouting out locations in San Angelo, Texas for the release of illegal immigrants,” Pfluger said in his letter dated June 13.
“San Angelo is a welcoming community, but the locality has not volunteered for this mission, nor are they responsible for the burdens of the border crisis,” he continued.
“This situation is a direct result of DHS’ shortsighted policies that encourage more illegal immigration and the agency’s failure to establish operational control of the southern border,” the GOP congressman added.
Pfluger then went on to ask Mayorkas a series of questions, including whether the migrants will undergo background checks and how many had already been released in his congressional district.
Fox News noted that border security is a contentious issue in Texas, with Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announcing in April that he would begin bussing migrants to Washington, D.C.
“Texans demand and deserve an aggressive, comprehensive strategy to secure our border—not President Biden’s lackluster leadership,” Abbott was quoted as saying in a statement.
“As the federal government continues to roll back commonsense policies that once kept our communities safe, our local law enforcement has stepped up to protect Texans from dangerous criminals, deadly drugs, and illegal contraband flooding into the Lone Star State,” the governor stressed.
For her part, then White House press secretary Jen Psaki dismissed Abbott’s bussing plan as being simply a political move.
“I think it’s pretty clear that this is a publicity stunt,” Fox News quoted Psaki as telling Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy.