The mayors of Washington, D.C., and New York City have expressed outrage at the number of migrants that the governors of Texas and Arizona have bused to their cities, although these numbers represent a tiny portion of the massive numbers that cross the southern border each month, Fox News informed.
Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington, D.C., and Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City, have both criticized border states for busing migrants into their cities and demanded federal assistance for what Bowser has called a humanitarian disaster.
Additionally, she has repeatedly asked for the deployment of the National Guard, a request that has thus far been denied by the Pentagon.
On Thursday, the city’s attorney general introduced a grant program to help financially strapped nonprofits.
In the meantime, New York City Mayor Eric Adams has pleaded with the federal government for assistance while engaging in a verbal exchange with Texas Governor Greg Abbott over the transportation of thousands of migrants to Port Authority.
The numbers that the cities are dealing with, nevertheless, are negligible in compared to those crossing the border every day.
This week, Adams claimed that more than 4,000 migrants have applied for refuge in the city in recent months.
However, according to Abbott, the state has only recently begun transporting migrants to New York City by bus, having previously transferred about 6,000 migrants to Washington, D.C.
Arizona has denied sending migrants to New York City, and according to the office of Governor Doug Ducey, the state has sent more than a thousand migrants to Washington, D.C.
The number of migrants being bused represents a tiny portion of the total number of migrants at the border, even though those figures do not account for the migrants who travel to the cities on their own or who receive travel assistance from non-profit organizations there.