Arizona "Gov." Katie Hobbs will continue to bus border-crossers to other states

(The Center Square)- Arizona Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs will continue to transport migrants out of state, but her office plans to take a slightly different approach than the Ducey administration.

"It's something that provides support to those local communities," Hobbs said at a news conference on Friday.

However, the governor said that her approach would focus less on sending migrants to locations like Washington D.C., as charter flights to other locations will now also be a part of the operation, the Arizona Republic reported.

"If we're spending money to bus people, why not just get them to their final destination?" Hobbs added.

Republican governors such as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis have transported migrants to politically liberal areas like Washington and New York City to take the burden off of local authorities and raise national awareness of the border crisis. 

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