New York mayor says Abbott sending migrants from Texas on bus is ‘horrifying’: NPR

Mayor Eric Adams speaks during a graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden in New York in July. Adams is a critic of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott as he sends busloads of migrants from Texas to New York City.

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Mayor Eric Adams speaks during a graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden in New York in July. Adams is a critic of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott as he sends busloads of migrants from Texas to New York City.

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams is criticizing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for sending busloads of migrants to the city, saying Abbott “used innocent people as political pawns to create a crisis.”

“Unlike Governor Abbott, New York City will always play our part,” Adams said via twitterAfter his office posted photos of the mayor greeting migrants and refugees arriving at the Port Authority bus terminal in midtown Manhattan.

“It’s terrible when what do you think [Abbot] doing,” Adams said on Sunday, gothamist websiteWhich reports that more than 4,000 immigrants had arrived from Texas so far.

Thousands of migrants have been transported so far

New York is not alone: ​​Abbott’s office says Texas has already sent more than 6,100 migrants to Washington, D.C. on buses, as NPR reported, Both cities are now prime targets in Abbott’s program to send people who have recently crossed the US southern border to locations on the East Coast.

Adams and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser are both seeking federal aid to help their cities cope with the new influx of migrants, many of whom are being assisted by volunteers, nonprofits and shelters in addition to city agencies. .

Abbott and Republican leaders in adjacent border states are trying to blame Democrats for the country’s long-running immigration crisis. On Friday, Abbott – who is in the midst of a reelection campaign – mocked Adams’ description of New York as a “sanctuary city”, calling it “the ideal destination for these migrants.”

Radical policies come election year for Abbott

Even before Adams spoke, Abbott and his peers were accused of taking political points out of the immigration crisis, with critics saying the politicians were putting the well-being of people seeking asylum at risk.

Abbott has unveiled a string of immigration policies that made headlines this year, first when he faced two staunchly conservative challengers in the GOP primary and now when he took on Democratic nominee Beto O’Rourke ahead of November’s vote. Trying to make an edge.

Some of Abbott’s policies have opened the governor to criticism in his own state: his April order imposes security inspections on trucks crossing the border from Mexico caused a severe recession and was later blamed for billions of dollars in US trade deficits,

The highly publicized border inspections by the Texas Department of Public Safety resulted in “zero apprehensions.” Texas Public Radio informed of.

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