Texas sends 10th migrant bus to Los Angeles after mayor called move a ‘political act’

Texas has sent a tenth bus with migrants there Los Angeles on Saturday, days after its mayor slammed the southern state for posting migrants.

According to FOX Los Angeles, there were a total of 39 migrants on the bus, including 12 families and 21 children.

According to the outlet, the tenth bus was shipped five days after the previous bus.

Los Angeles Gov. Karen Bass criticized Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for dispatching the ninth bus when Tropical Storm Hillary hit the city, saying, “LA has not issued an invitation to ask people to come.” This is a political act.”

The Los Angeles City Council voted in June to make the city a haven for immigrants.

The Los Angeles Mayor has accused Abbott of driving migrants from Texas to California during Tropical Storm Hilary

Migrants arrive in LA by bus from Texas

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 13: The group of migrants from Brownsville, Texas arrive at the St. Anthony Croatian Catholic Church on Thursday, July 13, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

On Tuesday, Bass again condemned Abbott for sending the buses.

“Tonight Los Angeles received another bus from Texas. That said, while we were urging Angelenos to stay safe, the Texas governor dispatched a bus full of families and young children right our way, knowing they would have to head straight into an unprecedented storm,” Bass tweeted X. “Evil.”

Abbott press secretary Andrew Mahaleris previously told Fox News Digital that all migrants signed a voluntary waiver before boarding.


The Mayor of LA speaks at a press conference

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 17: LA Mayor Karen Bass, along with LA Police Commissioner Dr. Erroll Southers, and Glendale Police Chief Manuel Cid announced the creation of a task force to investigate, arrest and prosecute suspects who have committed retail thefts that businesses are struggling with A news conference at City Hall in Los Angeles, California , has led to a surge in smash and grabs in recent weeks. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

“Bus drivers receive current weather conditions along their routes and for their destination before and during trips to the shelter cities,” Mahaleris said. Yesterday’s bus was diverted out of great caution and took a cautious route to Los Angeles to ensure the safety of all passengers. The migrants readily chose to travel to Los Angeles after signing a voluntary waiver agreeing to the destination, available in multiple languages, upon boarding. And they have been processed and cleared by the federal government, which is dumping them in historic quantities in Texas border towns due to the Biden-created crisis.”

“Each bus is stocked with food and water and will stop midway to refuel and change drivers,” Mahaleris continued. “Migrants are allowed to buy supplies they need or disembark at any of these stops. Rather than complaining that Texas is providing much-needed assistance to our overrun and overburdened border communities, Mayor Bass must urge President Biden to step in and do his job of securing the border — something he continues to fail.”

Republican Governor of Texas Greg Abbott

Texas Governor Greg Abbott looks on during a news conference March 15, 2023 in Austin, Texas. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

To date, Texas has bused over 30,000 migrants to Democrat-run cities across the United States.


Rick Schindler

Rick Schindler is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Rick Schindler joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: RickSchindler@worldtimetodays.com.

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