News outlet Nexstar obtained documents with the total cost as of Jan. 10. Abbott has sent migrants to sanctuary cities such as Washington, D.C., New York City, Denver, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Chicago. A total of 102,400 migrants have been sent since April 2022 in 2,245 buses.
Abbott added Denver and Los Angeles to the list of sanctuary cities to send migrants to in 2023, due to an influx of migrants coming through the southern border. Migrants sent to these cities board the buses voluntarily. Some have claimed they were incentivized by gift cards.
About 99.6% of “Operation Lone Star”