Gov. Greg Abbott has announced  the most recent bus of illegal aliens leaving Texas arrived in Los Angeles, California—a self-declared “sanctuary” city.

“Texas’ small border towns remain overwhelmed and overrun by the thousands of people illegally crossing into Texas from Mexico because of President Biden’s refusal to secure the border,” said Abbott late Wednesday.

“Los Angeles is a major city that migrants seek to go to, particularly now that its city leaders approved its self-declared sanctuary city status. Our border communities are on the frontlines of President Biden’s border crisis, and Texas will continue providing this much-needed relief until he steps up to do his job and secure the border.”

Abbott’s busing scheme has delivered more than 21,000 illegal aliens to “sanctuary” cities such as D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Denver—a mere drop in the bucket compared to the hundreds of thousands who have entered Texas illegally in the past two years, leaving devastation in their wake.

Although Abbott started busing illegal aliens out of Texas last year, he took a short break from the program and only restarted the campaign after the expiration of Title 42 in May.

This program is costing Texans millions. In a mere four months Texas spent more than $6,000,000 busing illegal aliens further into the country, according to records requested by Texas Scorecard from the Texas Emergency Management Department.

Abbott has promised to continue the scheme until President Joe Biden secures the border.

Chris Russo, president of Texans for Strong Borders, told Texas Scorecard that Abbott’s busing program is not an effective strategy.

“We have consistently opposed the busing of illegal aliens further into our nation’s interior,” said Russo. “Instead of busing them to other U.S. cities, Governor Abbott should be returning these illegal aliens back across the border into Mexico. Although when this began it made a useful political point by demonstrating the problems even a few hundred illegal aliens posed to cities like New York and Washington, D.C., this tactic has far outlived its utility.”

Texans, meanwhile, continue to be overwhelmed.

San Jacinto County, located in East Texas around 400 miles from the Texas-Mexico border, recently declared a state of disaster following a mass murder by a four-times deported illegal alien and a cartel-connected marijuana bust. Their declaration will allow the county to apply for state funding through Operation Lone Star to hire more personnel and better equip the county to deal with the increase in border-related crimes.

Meanwhile, border residents continue to struggle amidst the onslaught.

“I’m not sure that I could possibly ever find the words to fully describe what life is like trying to raise our family on the border,” Border Patrol wife and border resident Alison Anderson told Texas Scorecard. “But one thing I am sure of is that Texas families, much like my own, are fed up with being forced to continue to endure the constant harassment, damages, destruction, and violent assaults from illegals.”

For nearly a year, Texans have been calling on Abbott to assume the powers present in the invasion clauses of the U.S. and Texas constitutions, which have been clearly laid out by former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in a step-by-step plan, and secure the state from the ongoing invasion at the Texas-Mexico border.

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Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.