Governor Greg Abbott promises more migrant buses will arrive in New York
Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s office pledged on Friday to send even more buses full of commuters to the Big Apple – as the Lone Star State continues to grapple with the ongoing migration crisis.
The Republican governor said the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan will be a future drop-off location after the first loaded bus from the border arrived in the city on Friday morning.
“More than 50 migrants were bused to New York this morning from the southern Texas border,” Abbott’s office said in a statement.
“It is now a drop off location for our ongoing bus strategy.”
Abbott has already sent dozens of buses – filled with more than 6,500 migrants – to Washington DC since April.
He promised to continue chartering buses to New York and the nation’s capital as his state struggles to cope with the unprecedented number of migrants illegally crossing the US-Mexico border.
“Due to President Biden’s continued refusal to acknowledge the crisis caused by his open border policy, the State of Texas has had to take unprecedented action to keep our communities safe,” Abbott said in announcing the announcement. arrival of the bus at Port Authority Gate 14.
“In addition to Washington, D.C., New York is the perfect destination for these migrants, who can benefit from the abundance of city services and housing that Mayor Eric Adams has boasted about in the sanctuary city.
“I hope he keeps his promise to welcome all migrants with open arms so that our overrun and overwhelmed border towns can find relief.”
Adams, who has previously warned that New York’s homeless shelters are being overrun with migrants, declined Abbott’s invitation to travel to the border earlier this week to see the ‘disastrous situation’ first hand .
Abbott said Fox News’ Jesse Watters On Thursday night, he wanted Adams and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to reconsider his offer.
“They need to realize the magnitude of the chaos created by Biden’s open border policies,” Abbott said.
“They stood up against a few thousand people who came to their communities over the past few months? Look, in any area of the state of Texas, we have over 5,000 people crossing [the border] in this area every day.
“We’re full in the state of Texas,” Abbott added. “Our communities are overrun and I started busing people in Washington DC when local authorities couldn’t handle the number of people who had crossed our border.”