The Los Angeles City Council has directed City Attorney Hydee Feldstein Soto to investigate whether Texas Gov. Greg Abbott committed any crimes by bussing migrants to Los Angeles, and whether the city can take civil legal action against him. It’s a question Feldstein Soto says she is “eager to investigate,” calling Texas’ actions “inhumane.”
The city council’s resolution was introduced by Hugo Soto-Martínez, Eunisses Hernandez, Monica Rodriguez and Nithya Raman. It passed unanimously last week.
“These motions are about investigating whether Gov. Greg Abbott committed kidnapping, human trafficking or any other crimes when he sent vulnerable families on a 23-hour bus ride with little or no food or water,” Soto-Martínez explained.
Texas officials claim L.A. leaders are being hypocritical since they voted unanimously to codify sanctuary city status in June.
L.A. Mayor Karen Bass has accused Abbot of playing politics with human lives, going so far as to call his actions “evil.” According to her office, over 400 migrants have been bussed to L.A. since mid-June.