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On Sunday, New York City officials greeted migrants exiting a bus in midtown Manhattan, one of several sent from Texas.
Officials shook hands with each of the migrants before giving them blankets and directing them away from the Port Authority downtown. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has sent more than a dozen buses to Washington DC and New York in a bid to make power cities feel the effects of the ongoing border crisis.
Sunday’s bus of at least 44 migrants was dispatched by El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser.
New York officials condemned the buses, with Mayor Eric Adams’ administration calling them “disgraceful” last week.
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Manuel Castro, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigration Affairs, was there for the large four bus migrants who arrived last week.
“Like previous days, our priority is to make sure the asylum seekers are okay. We have medical food and water services inside the Port Authority,” Castro told reporters.
“He arms asylum seekers,” Castro added of Abbott. “It is shameful, and it is our moral obligation to condemn the use of human beings for political purposes.”
adam himself also lambasted Abbott for the bus program, which the Texas governor says is needed due to overflow in border towns.
“I’ve already called all my friends in Texas and told them how to vote,” Adams said at a news conference last week. “And I’m deeply considering taking a busload of New Yorkers to go to Texas and do some good ol’ door knocking because we have to, for the good of America, we have to get him to quit.”
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Abbott argues that NYC, a proud sanctuary city, should be able to accommodate commuters.
“In addition to washington dc, New York City 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,” Abbott said in August.
This is a developing story. Check back soon for updates.