Georgia sheriff says Texas governor's buses from border are stopping in Chattanooga area

Staff photo by Matt Hamilton / A bus parked outside the Comfort Inn & Suites Lookout Mountain on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Busloads of migrants being sent to Washington, D.C., by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott are apparently making stops in the Chattanooga area.

Abbott has been sending the migrants as a protest of federal border policies, which he says are weak. Abbott calls the effort a mission to "provide relief to overrun border communities" and "bring the reality of the crisis to the federal government's doorstep."

This week, Dade County Sheriff Ray Cross in Georgia reported to the scene of a bus carrying migrants attempting to drop off passengers in his rural community, according to a Dade County Sheriff's Office social media post, and the Chattanooga Police Department was called to a hotel in Lookout Valley to investigate a bus carrying migrants.

The Dade County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of a truck stop in Rising Fawn, finding a bus that was transporting "illegal immigrants from Texas, en route to Washington D.C.,"