Abbott announced on Tuesday "the departure of the first group of migrants bused to Philadelphia," which he called a "sanctuary city."
Texas border communities have been "overwhelmed by the historic influx of migrants," said Abbott, criticizing the Biden administration's immigration policy.
In April, Abbott chartered buses to transport migrants from Texas to Washington, D.C. and added New York and Chicago as additional drop-off locations this summer. Thousands of migrants have been transported to these cities this year, fueling partisan debate over immigration.
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