New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) attacked Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) on Sunday for more buses full of migrants arriving in the Big Apple, as the Texas Republican continues to share the burden of the neglected Southern Border with Democrats across the country.
“This is horrific when you think about what the governor is doing,” Adams said during a press conference at the Port Authority, adding, “After months of traveling across the border, placing on the bus with no direction. To come here to New York and New York has been a city that has always represented the Democratic values and the values of our city and that’s what we are doing today.”
“We’re finding that some of the families are on the bus that wanted to go to other locations, and they were not allowed to do so,” the mayor continued. “They were forced on the bus with the understanding that they were going to other locations that they wanted to go to, and when they tried to explain they were not allowed to do so.”
“Our goal is to immediately find out each family’s need and give them the assistance they want. Some families have a relative in other cities. We want to be supportive to make sure that they are able to receive that,” Adams explained. “It is unimaginable what the governor of Texas has done.”
In response to Adams’ attacks, Abbott tweeted, “New York City mayor says this is ‘horrific.’ Did he say it was ‘horrific’ when Biden flew plane loads into New York? Nope! Horrific is Biden’s policy of letting in ~ 2 million illegal immigrants. The NY mayor has no idea how horrific it really is.”
Texas has been busing migrants voluntarily to Washington D.C. since April and has only recently bused migrants to New York City, however, the impact thus far on both areas has stretched the Democrat strongholds’ resources. It has even forced Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) to call for the National Guard so it can assist with the influx.
In a statement released by the governor’s office last Friday, the Texan blasted President Joe Biden for his failure to secure the border and emphasized that large Democrat cities should have the resources to deal with the migrant crisis — something border communities have had to deal with for years.
“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,” Abbott said. “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. 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.”
“[Greg Abbott] used innocent people as political pawns to manufacture a crisis. New Yorkers are stepping up to fix it — that’s our city’s values. But we need the federal government’s help — money, technical assistance, and more,” Adams tweeted, in response to the growing number of migrants arriving in his city.
“Unlike Governor Abbott, New York City will always do our part, and I thank the NGOs, City workers, and everyday New Yorkers who have proven that today,” he added.
“They’re not letting us know when the buses are leaving. They’re not letting us know what are the needs of the people on the bus,” Adams proclaimed, according to Fox News. “They are not giving us any information, so we’re unable to really provide the service to people en route.”
Abbott has invited both Mayors Adams and Bowser to the Rio Grande to see firsthand. the struggle Texans face every day. So far, however, neither politician has accepted.
If Democrats are unwilling to face the crisis head-on, Abbott is more than willing to bring it to their doorstep and let citizens decide how it should best be handled from there, with their votes in November’s midterm elections.
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