TEXAS — According to a report published by the Los Angeles Times on Thursday, the Biden administration is considering a plan that involves limiting the movement of migrants in the U.S.
The Los Angeles Times, citing unnamed U.S. officials, said some migrant families would be made to remain near the Texas-Mexico border while awaiting asylum screenings.
The idea, the paper reported, is to discourage migrants from entering the country without authorization and to help the administration quickly deport migrants who fail initial screenings.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who has been busing migrants to Democrat-led cities across the country, responded to the article in a post on the social media site X.
“Biden considers forcing migrant families to remain in Texas. This scam was tried years ago & was shot down by a judge. We will send Biden the same swift justice. And, we will add even more buses of migrants to Washington D.C.,” Abbott wrote.
The Los Angeles Times reports that under the plan, migrants’ movements would be tracked with GPS monitoring devices, including ankle bracelets. Officials have spoken with local organizations about housing options, the report continued.
The plan would be an expansion of the Biden administration’s Family Expedited Removal Management (FERM) program, which subjects migrants traveling to large cities, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, to curfews and GPS monitoring.
Border crossings have increased significantly in recent months. August numbers have yet to be released, but the Washington Post reports there were more than 91,000, which would be an all-time high.
According to a Sept. 5 tweet from Abbott, Texas has bused more than 35,000 migrants out of state. Destinations include New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.