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Mayor Eric Adams: Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s policy of busing migrants in New York is ‘un-American’


NEW YORK – The border battle continues to spill over into New York City, with Mayor Eric Adams reacting after thousands of migrants were shipped on buses from Texas.

As CBS2’s Jessica Moore reported Monday, the city is helping these asylum seekers as the mayor slams the man sending them here.

“It’s just a mean, cruel thing he does,” Adams said.

READ MORE: Mayor Eric Adams slams Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s ‘unimaginable’ treatment of migrants as second bus arrives in New York

The mayor blasted Texas Governor Greg Abbott, saying the Republican is using migrants as political pawns.

“Be a real American, man! I think nothing is more un-American than shipping people off on buses for a 45-hour trip with no basic necessities,” Adams said.

READ MORE: Mayor Adams furious after Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent dozens of migrants to New York against their will

The mayor greeted two buses full of migrants over the weekend after they arrived at the Port Authority bus terminal with no resources or direction.

City departments were on hand to help with food and housing, including, the mayor confirmed on Monday, providing shelter at city hotels.

“It is unacceptable for a governor to use human beings as political pawns in his game of chess to score political points,” Governor Kathy Hochul said.

Abbott sent busloads of migrants to Democratic cities across the country in a defiant challenge to President Joe Biden’s open borders policy.

In response to Adams calling the move “horrible,” Abbott tweeted, “Did he say it was ‘horrible’ when Biden flew plane loads in New York? No! Horrible is the Biden’s policy of letting in ~2 million illegal immigrants. NY Mayor has no idea how awful that is.”

Immigration attorney Renata Castro said nothing in the law prevents migrants from returning to Texas. She said she thinks the governor might be shooting himself in the foot in the long run, firing workers who are often willing to do manual labor.

“He’s dealing with labor shortages that are already critical in the agriculture industry,” Castro said. “Pulling them back is not a good deal for Texas.”

Adams is actively seeking financial support from the White House, as New York is already grappling with its own homelessness crisis. He said the administration seemed “open and receptive” to helping New York help those in need.

Abbott also sent busloads of migrants to Washington DC


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