Texas Governor Buses Thousands of Migrants to the Sanctuary of NYC

Texas Governor Buses Thousands of Migrants to the Sanctuary of NYC

By Yehudit Garmaise

After migrants overwhelmed Texas cities, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, started ordering chartered buses to bring the thousands of asylum-seekers to NYC.

“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,” Gov. Abbot said. “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

Since late May, approximately 4,000 asylum seekers have sought refuge in NYC shelters, which have not been able to accommodate the city’s new population, Mayor Adams has complained.

Abbott, who orders the buses from the Texas Division of Emergency Management, has vowed to continue sending thousands of migrants to NYC and to Washington, DC, where city leaders have also complained that the 6,100 migrants sent there since April have led to many crises in the nation’s capital.

Just days ago, Mayor Adams turned down the invitation from Gov. Abbott asking him to visit the Texas border and “see firsthand the dire situation,” Politico reported.  

When Adams arrived at the Midtown Port Authority bus station at 7 am Sunday to greet the new migrants, Adams said, “We’ve always welcomed them.”

While Adams said, “We are going to set the right tone of being here for these families,” he also condemned Gov. Abbott for failing to supply to City Hall crucial information about the buses’ passengers and exactly when they are arriving in NYC.

“It’s unfortunate that the governor of Texas isn’t coordinating,” Mayor Adams said. “They’re not giving us any information.”

“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 Gov. Abbott.

When Adams was asked whether he would call for any changes to President Biden’s immigration policy, the NYC mayor said he was focused on providing for thousands of migrants who are arriving, but he would ask the federal government for financial help.

“We’re going to get through this,” said Mayor Adams.

Yesterday, 14 asylum-seekers were led to cabs that would take them to the city’s already overburdened shelters or wherever the migrants might have arranged to stay, the mayor said.

“We are going to make sure asylum seekers have the resources and support they need here in New York,” said Manuel Castro, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

Photo: Flickr

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