79 Buses of Illegal Immigrants Sent to DC
EXCLUSIVE — AUSTIN, Texas — The Republican-led states of Arizona and Texas have dispatched dozens of buses carrying migrants from border towns to Washington, D.C., state officials told the Washington Examiner.
More than 2,500 people who were released from Border Patrol custody after illegally crossing from Mexico have opted to take 79 free, state-provided buses to the nation’s capital under initiatives rolled out by governors of each state, spokespeople exclusively shared Tuesday.
“These people are wanting to go somewhere else. They’re not wanting to stay in Arizona,” said Morgan Carr, spokeswoman for Gov. Doug Ducey (R‑AZ). “From what we’re seeing, they’re all primarily [headed to] the East Coast.”
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More than 2,000 people on 65 buses have arrived in Washington since Gov. Greg Abbott (R‑TX) began the operation in mid-April.
In Arizona, 14 buses carrying 523 people have departed since it began in mid-May.
One-quarter of migrants in Arizona said they planned to go to New York after arriving in Washington, followed by 23% who said New Jersey was their final destination. Florida came in third.
In Arizona, 69% of m …