After a second bus full of illegal migrants arrived in the city on Sunday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams blasted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, accusing him of using innocent people as political pawns to manufacture a crisis.
Branding Gov. Adams’ actions horrific for forcing migrants into the city against their will and wishes to go to other locations, Adams noted that many of the arriving families did not realize they were coming to New York City.
Gov. Abbott started shipping border-crossers into liberal New York City and Washington, D.C. in protest of President Biden’s immigration policies and to bring attention to the issue of illegal immigration in Texas as border encounters reach record levels.
In a statement on Friday, Gov. Abbott stressed that both cities are ideal destinations for these migrants to receive the abundance of city services and housing that Mayor Adams has boasted about within the sanctuary city.
He emphasized his hope that Mayor Adams will follow through on his promise to welcome all migrants with open arms so that the overrun and overwhelmed border towns in Texas can find relief.
As the city was taking in migrants bussed north by Abbott, Adams also called for federal assistance in money, technical assistance, and more during the news conference at the Port Authority where he greeted migrants that were arriving.
After the first bus brought around 50 migrants at Port Authority in New York City on Friday, only 14 of the second bus of about 40 migrants disembarked in the Big Apple.
Adams underscored that the city’s immediate goal is to immediately find out each family’s needs and give them the necessary assistance.
Back in mid-July, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser also reacted to the bussed migrants requesting the National Guard’s help, but Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin turned down her request explaining that deploying the guard would negatively impact the readiness of the force.