New York City Mayor Criticizes Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s ‘Horrific’ Decision to Bus Migrants from Southern Border to New York

Migrants hold Red Cross blankets after arriving on buses from Texas at Union Station near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2022. Buses are now being sent to New York City, as well.(Jose Luis Magana / ASSOCIATED PRESS)

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is condemning the actions of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott after a second bus carrying migrants sent from Texas arrived over the weekend as the governor delivered on his promise to send migrants to the city.

“This is horrific, when you think about what the governor is doing,” Adams said at the Port Authority bus terminal as migrants arrived on a bus from Texas, POLITICO reported.

While Adams said officials expected 40 people to be on the bus, only 14 were dropped off at the station Sunday, POLITICO reported. The other passengers likely got off at other stops along the three-day route.

Adams also said some migrants were forced onto the bus to New York, or were lied to about its destination, POLITICO reported. He added that Texas has not coordinated with the city, so his office is unaware when buses are leaving or the details about passengers.

New York City has long adopted a right-to-shelter mandate, which requires the city to provide shelter for homeless families in a timely manner. Adams has also pushed for federal funds or assistance to house and care for houseless migrants bused from Texas, which has put a strain on the city’s ability to follow the mandate.

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SOURCE: The Dallas Morning News, Rebekah Alvey