"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."
– Governor Greg Abbott
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott announced early Friday morning that after the arrival of the first group of buses carrying illegal migrants from Texas to New York City, the buses occupants were being dropped off at New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal Gate 14. In addition to Washington, D.C., New York City will now be a drop-off location for the busing strategy as part of the Governor's response to the Biden White House's open border policies that have been overwhelming Texas communities since Biden's first days in office.
As one of the few cities in America with "right to housing" laws, New York City is required to provide emergency shelter for every unhoused person.
"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," said Governor Abbott.
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- "While the Biden Administration has abandoned border communities, the State of Texas will support them and help them respond to the disaster that President Biden has caused on the border."
"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," Abbott said.
In April, Governor Abbott directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management to charter buses to transport migrants from Texas to Washington, D.C.
Since the beginning of this busing strategy, 1,000s of migrants have been transported to the Nation's Capitol – providing much-needed relief to Texas' overwhelmed Border Communities.