WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- The first bus of migrants sent from Texas by Governor Greg Abbott arrived in New York City on Friday morning.
- A group of about 50 migrants was dropped off at Port Authority Bus Terminal.
- Governor Abbott said, “in addition to Washington, D.C., New York City is the ideal destination for these migrants.”
The first busload of illegal migrants sent from Texas by Governor Greg Abbott has been dropped off in New York City on Friday morning.
About 50 migrants, who arrived at a Port Authority Bus Terminal, were greeted and brought into the custody of non-governmental charity workers and volunteers.
Abbott has been sending border-crossers into Blue cities to bring attention to the issue of illegal immigration crisis in his own state.
“Because of President Biden’s continued refusal to acknowledge the crisis caused by his open border policies, the State of Texas has had to take unprecedented action to keep our communities safe,” said Abbott.
As part of its campaign to get the federal government’s attention, Abbott had also shipped illegal migrants to the nation’s capital from Texas by bus.
“In addition to Washington, D.C., New York City is the ideal destination for these migrants, who can receive the abundance of city services and housing that Mayor Eric Adams has boasted about within the sanctuary city,” Abbott said.
He added, “I hope he follows through on his promise of welcoming all migrants with open arms so that our overrun and overwhelmed border towns can find relief.”
The most recent busload of migrants from Texas arrived in D.C. late Tuesday night. At least 5,100 migrants have been sent to the nation’s capital, Texas said.
Last week, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser requested the District of Columbia National Guard be activated indefinitely to assist with what she called a “humanitarian crisis.” She is known for championing accepting migrants entering the country illegally as a human rights issue,
Both Bowser and New York City Mayor Eric Adams have sounded the alarm about migrants being sent to their cities, with the city leaders blaming Arizona and Texas for the influx. Arizona has denied sending migrants to the Big Apple.
Abbott has asked the mayors to visit the Southern border, but Adams declined.
Source: Fox News