Texas Gov Will Keep Sending Migrants to New York City After Mayor Declares State of Emergency

The state government has bussed 2,900 migrants to NYC so far.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday that he will continue to send migrants from Texas to New York City.
  • This was just after New York City Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency in response to the increase in migrants in his city.
  • “Sanctuary cities like New York City experience a FRACTION of what Texas border communities face every day,” Abbott said on Twitter. “We’ll continue busing migrants to NYC, DC, & Chicago to relieve our overwhelmed border towns until [President] Biden does his job to secure the border.”
  • Adams asserts that at least 17,000 asylum seekers have arrived in the city by bus from various border areas in recent weeks.
ADAMS EMERGENCY DECLARATION:
  • “The asylum seekers arriving here need more than a hot meal or a bed for a night. Without the ability to work legally in this country, they need long-term shelter, health care, and a great deal of institutional support,” Adams said while announcing the emergency declaration. “It is straining the limits of our ability to provide care for New Yorkers in need, and it is burning through our city’s budget.
  • “New York City is doing our part, and now others must step up and join us,” the New York mayor went on. “We need a coordinated effort to move asylum seekers to other cities in this country to ensure everyone is doing their part. Our right-to-shelter laws, our social services, and our values are being exploited by others for political gain,” he added. “New Yorkers are angry. I am angry too.”
BACKGROUND:
  • While state governors like Abbott and Florida’s Ron DeSantis (R) have gained the most attention, recent reports indicate even some Democrat leaders are exporting their illegal aliens to other cities.
  • A recent report indicated that El Paso, Texas officials have bussed nearly 9,000 illegal immigrants from their Democratic-led city to New York City and Chicago, outpacing Abbott’s efforts more than twice over.