Mayor of NY City Eric Adams (D) has criticized Texas for transporting busloads of illegal immigrants to the city, claiming that it is having a hard time dealing with the increase in people.
On Sun. morning, Adams greeted the second group of Lone Star State immigrants that arrived by bus. The Democratic mayor, who campaigned on a platform of preserving NY City as a “sanctuary city,” lambasted Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) for transporting the migrants to his city.
“When you think about what he is doing, it’s horrible,” Adams stated during a press conference. “New York has always been synonymous with democratic ideals. Today, we’re proudly displaying our beliefs. That’s what we are doing right now.”
“It’s hard to fathom what the Texas governor has done,” he stated. “Think about this nation, which has been always open to people fleeing oppression and other awful situations.”
“I’ve always welcomed it. And this governor isn’t doing it in Texas,” he continued. “But we’ll set the proper message and tone of compassion for these families by being here.”
As for Abbott, he has said that “NY City is the perfect location for these people, who can take advantage of all of the city’s housing and services, as Mayor Eric Adams has boasted about.”
“I’m hoping he keeps his promise of welcoming all the immigrants with open arms so that our overburdened and overrun borders towns may find relief,” Abbott added.
The Abbott administration has claimed only two busloads of illegals have been sent to New York City. Meanwhile, the White House has transported and airlifted illegal immigrants all over the country while freeing far more than a million into the United States.
Manuel Castro, the commissioner of New York City’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, has said that the city cannot handle the thousands of people arriving every day and must enlist federal help.
“Our budgets are being impacted because no one anticipated that so many people would show up, thus they require a shelter. And so naturally, we’re asking for federal government help in this area,” Castro added to Gothamist.
According to Castro, Texas has not given any notice of when the buses will come.
“In fact, they aren’t communicating or collaborating at all,” Castro said to the New York City-based news source. “This is intended to be disruptive, and that’s a shame. Because what we are talking about is people’s lives here.”