A controversial Texas program designed to deal with the influx of migrants by busing them to major metropolitan areas and Democrat strongholds is under fire by local Republicans who say that migrants are disembarking early in red states before reaching their destinations.
A program launched by Republican Governor Greg Abbott in Texas that has recent arrivals to the United States signing voluntary consent waivers that authorize their transportation to cities like New York and Washington D.C. has received criticism from other Republicans who say the migrants rarely make it to their intended destination.
According to Pew Research Center’s Stateline, which reported on this trend, many of the buses arriving in New York are nearly empty and as many as 20% of the migrants shipped out of Arizona have been arriving in Florida despite Governor Ron DeSantis’ warning migrants not to enter his state in April.
Last week, Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn voiced her complaints about the Texas program, claiming that migrants were “threatening” bus drivers in order to gain passage to states where their friends and family are located. Speaking to Fox News’ Steve Doocey, the senator from Tennessee said that migrants were under the impression that they could use these bus rides to go anywhere.