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Link Posted: 2/21/2024 3:28:38 PM EDT
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Worth every penny. The money the state would spend on them is way greater than the bus ticket. Billions upon billions.
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Correct.

The whinging of the sanctuary cities is just bonus.
VP
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 3:29:04 PM EDT
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Taking care of them would cost alot more....look at the bills from those crap cities
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 3:29:08 PM EDT
[#3]
Time to sue sanctuary cities
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 3:29:57 PM EDT
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Yes, but how much have they saved bussing the illegals?
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I betcha there's a statistics department in texas that could get a grant to study that.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 3:30:11 PM EDT
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You know you can donate money to Texas for this. I threw them 50 bucks. (As a TN resident)

It’s on the state website.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 3:31:35 PM EDT
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Can we get them to Canada with another $50M?
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 3:32:04 PM EDT
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Every Penny.
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Exactly - worth every penny.

I’ll bet they get a return on that investment in less than a year, of services - at the platinum level, far above the lowly regular citizens - they don’t have to provide.

ETA:  Yes, New York has already spent billions, on the portion they have received.
An excellent money-saving move by Texas.  And New York asked for it! Lol
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 3:32:20 PM EDT
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Sure, but you know it's just giving NY and IL more federal representatives, right?
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SO you're saying we should fight really hard to make it impossible to use illegals for purposes of representation?

Hmm, we recently had what ... just over HALF the states sign on with texas over the border mess?

How many more do we need a constituional amendment making it explicitly illegal on it's face to count  federal trespassers for the purposes of representation?

Extra bonus if some blue states saw it about to pass and got so mad that they seceded.

ETA: and if the red states KNOW the illegals are going to be added to population for purposes of representation, why would the cooperate at ALL with the US census bureau?
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 3:34:25 PM EDT
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Smart move on Abbott's part.

The city has spent more than $2 billion on the influx of asylum seekers into the city.

That number is expected to balloon to $12 billion over the next three years and city council members attempted to understand why on Monday.
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Link to story about dissatisfied New Yorkers.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 3:35:03 PM EDT
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I mistakenly read the title as 150 BILLION.

150 MILLION ain't shit.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 3:44:19 PM EDT
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Smart move on Abbott's part.

The city has spent more than $2 billion on the influx of asylum seekers into the city.

That number is expected to balloon to $12 billion over the next three years and city council members attempted to understand why on Monday.
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Link to story about dissatisfied New Yorkers.
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If that texas statistics department were really smart, they'd try and get a grant for studying how much TX is saving VS how much the other states have forced it to spend by voting for open borders.

*cough hint cough*



"Texas is only enforcing wealth equity, by means of reparations."
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 3:46:03 PM EDT
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Overall, that's saving millions, billions compared to what it costs for them to stay. Rollin, rollin', rollin, keep those busses rollin'!!
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Link Posted: 2/21/2024 3:46:55 PM EDT
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Never has a $150 Million had such profound political impact on the country.  I has completely changed the debate on the boarder and the narrative about immigration.

Abbot called out the virtue signaling hypocrites on the left for the whole world to see.

It could have been $150 Billion and still been worth every penny.  
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 3:49:00 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/21/2024 3:51:59 PM EDT
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Never has a $150 Million had such profound political impact on the country.  I has completely changed the debate on the boarder and the narrative about immigration.

Abbot called out the virtue signaling hypocrites on the left for the whole world to see.

It could have been $150 Billion and still been worth every penny.
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The only way I can think of that would make it work better is if the buses were dropping the people directly onto the lawns of the politicians who voted for open borders and onto the lawns of the bureaucrats who enable this mess.  Have them and their families bear exactly what they force everyone else and their families to bear (against our will).

If you can enable it and vote for it and expect it only to fall on others, you can suck it up and bear the brunt of what you're voting for and enabling.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 3:53:19 PM EDT
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Donation link?
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In all seriousness, someone tap the arf lawyers and ask them about the feasability of setting up a give send go to cover the bussing companys lawsuit costs?

Someone @ wilson and idk ... bigstick?
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 4:01:58 PM EDT
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Spend more. Keep going.
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...as long as they keep coming.

Link Posted: 2/21/2024 4:06:00 PM EDT
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...as long as they keep coming.
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Spend more. Keep going.


...as long as they keep coming.

Don't stop till every single federal trespasser is out of the state, no matter how long they've been there.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 4:09:20 PM EDT
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Where are the Abbott haters???
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Still waiting on property taxes to go down as he hands out corporate welfare?

Link Posted: 2/21/2024 4:11:25 PM EDT
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And still had a budget surplus I believe.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 4:12:03 PM EDT
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And just like that ARF was all for expanding illegal immigration
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 4:13:32 PM EDT
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How much would they have spent providing social and medical services for them?
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 4:18:25 PM EDT
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How much would they have spent providing social and medical services for them?
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If the previously quoted 10billion from New York is even ballpark correct with just the fraction of the total mass they’ve received, a lot.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 4:20:34 PM EDT
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And just like that ARF was all for expanding illegal immigration
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The illegal entry at point not designated for entry by the attorney general of the United States already happened.

Its not expanding, its redistributing
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 4:21:43 PM EDT
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And just like that ARF was all for expanding illegal immigration
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... God bless your heart, if you think this means that.

Go hang out with your older brother on the porch, he'll take care of you till me-maw makes lunch.

Those who are responsible for voting for this mess should bear the brunt of it.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 4:23:46 PM EDT
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$1500 a head to get rid of parasites?  Good financial decision.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 4:24:27 PM EDT
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You know you can donate money to Texas for this. I threw them 50 bucks. (As a TN resident)

It's on the state website.
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Really!  Can we write inspirational messages with our donation that they hand out to each recipient?
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 4:25:27 PM EDT
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Seems cheaper than feeding, housing, medical, schools, etc.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 4:28:55 PM EDT
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Their bus ticket should cost one UN debit card and one smart phone given by to them on arrival.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 4:30:06 PM EDT
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Fill coal trains with them, and send them to NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, and all points North.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 4:35:19 PM EDT
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Too bad the feds won't allow Texas to do what "socialist" Europeans and Canadians do. If I go to Toronto or Paris, even if I go legally as a tourist and don't cross illegally, I'm not eligible for their socialist health care and would be responsible for the medical bill if I break my arm. I don't get free room & board. I can't enroll my kids in local schools, etc. even if I'm a tourist for a few months. I don't get rewarded with a pathway to citizenship if I violate their immigration laws.

Seems like the USA is even more left wing than Canada or France if actions speak louder than words.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 4:48:21 PM EDT
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Put a debt in the credit reporting systems for each immigrant.  And next time they try to use Western Union to send non-taxed labor income to their homelands, seize the $ to pay down the debts.  
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 4:58:54 PM EDT
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https://gov.texas.gov/operationlonestar

Here is site. Scroll down to donation link.  Can also donate to border wall (I haven’t don’t that one yet).

No I didn’t have the opportunity to give a heartfelt message lol

Edit- realized I posted a donation link without mods approval, but it is an official government website not a gofundme so let’s see what happens
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 5:02:18 PM EDT
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TX should sue them back for the cost of the ride.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 5:06:46 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/21/2024 5:11:01 PM EDT
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It’s worth it
Money well wasted
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So. I disagree.  

How much less expensive if Texas built a dozen or so deportation catapults?
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 5:11:46 PM EDT
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Probably saved 200 to 250 million
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 5:13:04 PM EDT
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$150M/100K illegals = $1500 a head. Bus biz must be good.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 5:18:25 PM EDT
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Pro ably saved a billion or two in welfare costs.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 5:22:26 PM EDT
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https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-spent-nearly-150m-bussing-migrants-sanctuary-cities-report

Texas has spent nearly $150M bussing migrants to 'sanctuary' cities: report
Last month, Texas Gov Gregg Abbott announced that Texas sent over 100K migrants to sanctuary cities such as New York Chicago and Washington, DC

By Michael Dorgan Fox News
Published February 21, 2024 11:17am EST

Texas has spent nearly $150 million of taxpayer funds bussing illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities since Gov. Gregg Abbott launched the controversial initiative in April 2022, according to a new report.

Abbott, a Republican, started the program to relieve Texas of the influx of migrants who illegally cross the southern border and are then released into the state. It was also launched to protest the Biden administration’s rollback of some pandemic-era border restrictions and to let "sanctuary" cities bear the brunt of their open border policies.

Last month, Abbott announced that the state has now sent over 100,000 migrants to sanctuary cities across the United States to relieve what he said are overwhelmed border states. Arizona also began bussing migrants in 2022, while Florida has also done so, as well as flying migrants to liberal strongholds like Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.

The bussing of migrants is part of Texas’ Operation Lone Star, a joint operation between the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Military Department to secure the border. Abbott began bussing migrants to Washington, D.C., and then expanded to cities including New York City, Denver, Philadelphia and Chicago. Additionally, the state has sent flights to some cities.

The practice has proven to be enormously controversial with those liberal cities and with the Biden administration, who have accused Texas of deliberately causing disruption with a political stunt.

However, the initiative has come with a hefty price tag with a report from NPR’s The Texas Newsroom – citing records obtained under the Texas Public Information Act – calculating the cost at more than $148 million as of Jan. 24.

Ray Perryman, the president of The Perryman Group, a Texas-based economic research company, said that the $148 million amounts to about half of one percent of Texas' $321 billion two-year state budget.

"It certainly is a great deal of money to be spent," Perryman told The Texas Newsroom.

"These dollars ... are not a huge percentage of the overall budget so it's certainly something that could be done," Perryman said. "I think the question is, 'Should it be done?'"

While announcing last month that Texas had transported over 100,000 migrants to sanctuary cities, Abbott said he had no intention of stopping the initiative.

"Until Biden reverses course on his open border policies, Texas will continue transporting migrants to these cities," Abbott said on X. "We will not back down on our efforts to secure the border."

Abbott has been reinforcing efforts to stop migrants from crossing into Texas by erecting razor wire and denying federal agents access to Shelby Park. The actions have, in part, led to a sharp decline in border crossings throughout January.

Overall, arrests by Border Patrol along the southern border dropped 50% in January compared to December.

Sanctuary cities, meanwhile, have complained about the bussing of migrants, with New York City Mayor Eric Adams saying the crisis will "destroy" the Big Apple. Adams has said the state has taken in 170,000 migrants since the spring of 2022 and the cost of feeding and housing them will be at least $10 billion.
Chinese migrants speak to a border patrol officer before being processed
Both New York City and Chicago have put restrictions on charter buses coming to their cities and Adams has filed a $700 million lawsuit against bus and transportation companies involved in migrant transport.

Meanwhile, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker last month pleaded with Abbott to stop sending migrants to Chicago due to incoming winter storms. Abbott has sent over 30,000 migrants to Chicago since the middle of 2022.

The numbers seen by those cities are a fraction of the millions of migrants that have hit the southern border. There were 2.4 million migrant encounters in FY23 alone and over 302,000 in December.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.
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Both New York City and Chicago have put restrictions on charter buses coming to their cities and Adams has filed a $700 million lawsuit against bus and transportation companies involved in migrant transport.


I bet you people would vounteer to transport them.

Let's see NYC sue thousands or hundreds of volunteers...

Better yet, have texas set up legal defense funds for the bus companies doing the transportation.

I mean, if we're gonna waste taxpayer's money, let's waste it on something like this.
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They need to buy some buses and hire a few drivers.  None of these cushy coaches.   Buses as in school bus level accommodations.  Fill them and move them out.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 5:22:35 PM EDT
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lol
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 5:25:20 PM EDT
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It’s worth it
Money well wasted
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They are probably saving 20x that not having to provide free services and stuff to the illegal invaders.  Good investment.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 5:32:11 PM EDT
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I thought these sanctuary states said immigrants were a benefit.  Texas is send them money.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 5:33:45 PM EDT
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Still cheaper than taking care of them in Texas.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 5:35:27 PM EDT
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It’s worth it
Money well wasted
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Saved a billion in avoided costs.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 5:35:46 PM EDT
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Sure, but you know it's just giving NY and IL more federal representatives, right?
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As opposed to flipping Texas blue?
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 5:39:04 PM EDT
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The bus tickets are $1500 each person? Who's making the real money? The bus companies? Still cheaper then taking care of them.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 5:44:16 PM EDT
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I mistakenly read the title as 150 BILLION.

150 MILLION ain't shit.
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$150 Million to send 100k people? Sounds like someone's ripping us off.

A bus ticket from Texas to NYC doesn't cost $1,500. I just looked at Greyhound tickets, and they're $300-$400. One way flights are $250-$350.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 5:46:44 PM EDT
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They are arriving in TX as fast as they are being shipped out.  The $150MM is being spent to make room for more... and we cheer.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 5:47:06 PM EDT
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Is there a site where Texans can donate to purchase more bus tickets?
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