Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for the first time this week chartered a plane to fly migrants from his state to Chicago, marking an escalation after months of having bused migrants to Democratic-run cities to protest President Joe Biden‘s border policies.
Abbott, a Republican, acted after Chicago began impounding buses carrying migrants. The city has said it’s enforcing a new ordinance that impounds buses without permits and those that fail to drop off migrants at designated spots.
“Sanctuary city Chicago started obstructing and targeting our busing mission,” Abbott wrote Wednesday on X. “Texas will now expand our operation to include flights to Chicago.