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AUSTIN (KXAN) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott wants your help sending charter buses with migrants to Washington, DC

The Abbott office now offers people to donate directly to support the program online and by mail.

The governor launched the program after the White House announced its intention to end the federal mandate called Title 42.

Title 42 allows border agents to deport 1.7 million newly arrived migrants to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Biden administration said the order ends May 23.

Abbott announced plans on April 6 to send migrants via charter buses to Washington, D.C.

“To help local authorities, whose communities are overwhelmed by hordes of illegal immigrants who are dropped off by the Biden administration, Texas is providing charter buses to send these illegal immigrants who have been dropped off by the Biden administration to Washington. , DC We are sending them to the United States Capitol where the Biden administration can more immediately respond to the immediate needs of the people they allow to cross our border,” Abbott said then.

The White House called his plans a “publicity stunt.”

The office said the program is voluntary for migrants brought to Washington after being processed and released by the Department of Homeland Security. The office said any unused donations for bus rides will fund a wall along the Texas-Mexico border.

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