Migrant-filled buses make their way to DC at behest of Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott

In dramatic statement spearheaded by Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbot and meant to draw attention to the federal government’s dereliction of duty on illegal immigration at the southern border, a third bus filled with migrants arrived in the nation’s capital Friday morning, as Fox News reports.

The arrivals continue to make their way north in the wake of a declaration from Abbott earlier this month that migrants released by the federal government into already-overwhelmed Texas communities would be transported out of the state.

“The Biden administration will be able to more immediately address the needs of the people that they are allowing to come across our border,” Abbott said at the time, and he added that the destination point for the initial busload of migrants would be “the steps of the United States Capitol,” as CBS News noted.

According to Fox News, the first bus dispatched by Abbott reached Washington on April 13, with another following close on its heels the very next day, and the occupants of the vehicles included individuals from Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, and Nicaragua.

Abbott’s bold gesture comes amid the Biden administration’s decision to end Title 42, a pandemic-related order that facilitated rapid expulsions of migrants at the border, something which is expected to result in a massive surge of migrants that threatens to strain resources to the breaking point.

Not surprisingly, Abbott’s move was greeted by the White House with arrogant derision, with press secretary Jen Psaki declaring the busing of migrants to D.C. a “publicity stunt,” as the New York Post reported.

Just one day prior, Psaki flippantly suggested that Abbott was doing the migrants a favor by providing transportation, saying, “These are all migrants who have been processed by CBP and are free to travel, so it’s nice the state of Texas is helping them get to their final destination as they await the outcome of their immigration proceedings – and they’re all in immigration proceedings.”

Abbott did receive an expression of support from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who suggested that migrant buses not only be directed toward Washington, D.C., but should also be sent to liberal enclaves such as Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, Palo Alto, California, Newport, Rhode Island, and President Joe Biden’s favorite coastal escape, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Though a number of far-left immigration activists have decried Abbott’s gambit as illegal, the Texas governor has made clear that the busing program is entirely voluntary on the part of new arrivals, and as such, it at least serves as a useful illustration of the notion that those who unlawfully foist the challenges of unfettered migrants on border communities should be forced to experience first-hand what they have wrought.