The Biden administration is planning to send migrants from the U.S.-Mexico border deeper into U.S. cities, and some officials jokingly refer to the operation as "the Abbott plan."
The report from NBC News said the administration is exploring the possibility in order to deal with the massive surge of migrant crossings at the border.
The joke from Department of Homeland Security officials refers to actions taken by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to send migrants to Washington, D.C., as a way of rebuking President Joe Biden's lax immigration policies.
The administration is reportedly going to send the migrants to cities including Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Houston, and Dallas.
Migrants who are applying for refugee status are allowed to stay in the United States while their applications are being processed. Officials expect a massive surge of migrants after Biden cancelled the "stay in Mexico" policy put in place under the Trump administration in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A DHS spokesperson said to NBC News only that a final decision on the policy had not yet been made.
“Should a decision be made,” said the spokesperson, “DHS will continue to closely coordinate with and support cities and NGOs to facilitate the movement of any individual encountered at the Southwest border who is placed into removal proceedings pending the next steps in their immigration proceedings.”
Biden had publicly announced his goal of providing a "pathway to citizenship" for the millions of illegal aliens already in the U.S., estimated to be between 11 million and 22 million. His plan has been thwarted by the stalemate in the U.S. Senate and the cratering popularity of Democrats and their policies.
Illegal alien advocates have excoriated Biden and other Democrats for not doing enough in their estimation to secure amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Here's more about Biden's failing immigration policy:
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