El Paso is busing more immigrants than Gov. Greg Abbott


Abbott has bused more than 3,000 immigrants to New York City and more than 900 to Chicago as of late August, according to Reuters. Abbott, who is running for reelection in November, has bused the immigrants as part of the campaign to bring attention to the U.S.-Mexico border. The number of immigrants Abbott has bused pales in comparison to El Paso, across the border from Juarez, Mexico.

El Paso has bused about 7,000 immigrants to New York City since late August and sent more than 1,800 to Chicago, Reuters reports. To be more exact, El Paso has bused 7,330 immigrants to New York City and 1,960 to Chicago from August 23 to October 5, according to data from a spokesperson with the city. That is a total of 9,290 across 196 charter buses.

O'Rourke has touted the line on the board and immigration while on the campaign trail as Texans remain divided on busing immigrants out of the state.

O’Rourke has touted the line on the board and immigration while on the campaign trail as Texans remain divided on busing immigrants out of the state.

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El Paso is currently led by Democratic Mayor Oscar Leeser and represented by Democratic members of the state and U.S. congress. El Paso is also hometown to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke. The El Paso native has called on President Joe Biden’s administration to end the Donald Trump-era COVID-19 health policy, Title 42, which has been used to expel over a million immigrants. He has also said that he is in support of Border Patrol.





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