Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams lambasted Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent effort to bus illegal migrants to the big apple, calling the move “horrific.”
“This is horrific when you think about what the governor of Texas is doing,” Adams said Sunday as he greeted illegal migrants bused to the city. “After months of traveling across the border, place them on the bus with no direction to come here to New York. And New York is a city that has always represented the Democratic values, the values of our city, showing our compassion, that’s what we’re doing today.”
The move came after Abbott bused illegal migrants to Washington, D.C., after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Title 42, the public health measure used to quickly expel certain migrants, would end on May 23. Title 42 remains due to a federal judge’s order to issue a pause.
“Because of President Biden’s continued refusal to acknowledge the crisis caused by his open border policies, the State of Texas has had to take unprecedented action to keep our communities safe,” Abbott said in a previous statement.
“In addition to Washington, D.C., New York City is the ideal destination for these migrants, who can receive the abundance of city services and housing that Mayor Eric Adams has boasted about within the sanctuary city. I hope he follows through on his promise of welcoming all migrants with open arms so that our overrun and overwhelmed border towns can find relief,” he added.
Bowser asked for the D.C. National Guard to be deployed to support the influx of migrants arriving in Washington, but the Department of Defense (DoD) denied her request.
Neither Adams’ office nor Abbott’s office responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s requests for comment.
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