December 29, 2023

Summary of Texas Republican Governor's Actions on Illegal Immigration

Introduction

Department of Justice will sue Texas if they enforce a law that makes illegal immigration a state crime and allows arrest and prosecution of migrants. New York City mayor is also trying to set limits on the busing of migrants from Texas.

[0:00:50] - Mayor Eric Adams' Executive Order

Mayor Adams signed an executive order to hold charter bus companies accountable for not giving notice before dropping off migrants.

[0:01:14] - Impact of the Executive Order

The new executive order has caused chaos among advocacy groups, causing a reduction in services offered and budget cuts by the city.

[0:01:44] - Biden Administration's Funding

The Biden Administration has provided over $1 billion in grant funding for cities hosting recently arrived migrants as a response to the regional issue of immigration.

FAQs

What action did the Department of Justice threaten if Texas enforced the state crime law?

The Department of Justice will sue Texas.

How is Mayor Eric Adams attempting to set limits on the busing of migrants from Texas?

He signed an executive order requiring bus companies to give notice before dropping off migrants.

What impact did the new executive order have on advocacy groups and services offered?

It caused chaos and led to a reduction in services offered and budget cuts by the city.

What has the Biden Administration done to address the issue of recent migrant arrivals in cities?

It has provided over $1 billion in grant funding for cities hosting recently arrived migrants.