Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s office on Friday promised to send even more border-crossing buses to the Big Apple — as the Lone Star State continues to grapple with the ongoing migrant crisis.
The Republican governor said the Port Authority Bus Terminal in downtown Manhattan would be a future drop-off spot after the first busload from the border arrived in the city Friday morning.
“More than 50 migrants were bussed into New York City from the southern border in Texas this morning,” Abbott’s office said in a statement.
“This is now a delivery location for our ongoing bus strategy.”
Abbott has sent dozens of buses – filled with more than 6,100 migrants – to Washington DC since April.
He pledged to continue chartering buses to both New York and the nation’s capital as his state grapples with the unprecedented number of migrants illegally crossing the US-Mexico border.
“Due to President Biden’s continued refusal to acknowledge the crisis caused by his open borders policy, the state of Texas has had to take unprecedented steps to keep our communities safe,” Abbott said, announcing the bus’s arrival at the Port Authority. gate 14.
“In addition to Washington, DC, New York City is the ideal destination for these migrants, who can get the abundance of city services and housing that Mayor Eric Adams brags about in the sanctuary city.
“I hope he keeps his promise to welcome all migrants with open arms so that our flooded and overwhelmed border towns can find relief.”
Adams, who has already warned that NYC’s homeless shelters are overrun with migrants, turned down Abbott’s invitation to visit the border earlier this week to see the “serious situation” firsthand.
Abbott told TAUT News’ Jesse Watters Thursday night that he wished Adams and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser would reconsider his offer.
“They need to realize the magnitude of the chaos created by Biden’s open border policy,” Abbott said.
“They are in an uproar over a few thousand people who have entered their community in the past few months? Listen, every industry in the state of Texas encounters more than 5,000 people [the border] every day in that sector.”
“We’re full in the state of Texas,” Abbott added. “Our communities are being overrun and I started taking buses to Washington DC when local officials couldn’t handle the number of people crossing our border.”