Texas sends first busload of migrants to New York City

New York City bills itself as a “sanctuary” jurisdiction that welcomes illegal migrants by refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

In response, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has announced that his state will pay for migrants to travel there, with Fox News reporting that the first busload arrived on Friday. 

New York City mayor calls busing migrants “despicable”

Fox News noted that Abbott addressed the situation in a statement, saying, “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.”

“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,” the governor continued.

“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.”

Bloomberg reported that Adams reacted angrily to Abbott’s policy, calling it “despicable” at a press conference.

Meanwhile, spokesperson Fabien Levy complained that the governor’s “continued use of human beings as political pawns is disgusting, and an embarrassing stain on the state of Texas.”

D.C. mayor alleges that Abbott has “tricked” migrants into coming to her city

Fox News noted that Texas previously sent over 5,000 illegal migrants to Washington, D.C., leading the city’s Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser to call on the National Guard for assistance.

The network reported last month that Bowser had also asked the Biden administration to take action against Abbott, accusing him of having “tricked” migrants into traveling to the nation’s capital.

“Well, this is a very significant issue,” Fox News quoted Bowser as saying during an interview with CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

“We have for sure called on the federal government to work across state lines to prevent people from really being tricked into getting on buses,” she said.

“I fear that they’re being tricked into nationwide bus trips when their final destinations are places all over the United States of America.”

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