Gov Abbott Visits NYC, Tells ‘Sanctuary City’ He Won’t Stop Bussing Illegals There

Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott has traveled to New York City and told a Manhattan crowd that he will not stop sending illegal border crossers to their so-called “sanctuary.”

Gov. Abbott warned New Yorkers that illegal aliens will continue to flood the border and pour into their city “until we get a new president.”

Abbott made the pledge just hours after NYC’s Democrat Mayor Eric Adams criticized the Texas governor’s handling of the crisis.

Adams also offered Abbott a free stay at one of the Big Apple’s crime-infested migrant shelters.

Abbott’s comments came during his keynote address at the New York Republican Party’s annual gala.

During the event, Abbott and other high-profile Republicans took aim at Adams and Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration due to the continuing influx of illegals entering the U.S. through the open border.

The event was held just a few blocks away from a hotel that the mayor’s administration transformed into a taxpayer-funded intake center for illegal aliens.

“The complaining by Mayor Adams is nothing short [of] stunning,” Abbott told attendees at the event.

“What he has is a tiny fraction of what Texas gets every day.”

Explaining why he began bussing illegal immigrants who arrived in Texas to sanctuary cities around the nation, Abbott said he had decided to do so after several local officials in his state had expressed concern about the number of migrants being dropped off by federal authorities in their communities.

Initially, Abbott said he planned to bus the migrants only to Washington, D.C., because “neither Joe Biden nor the border czar [Vice President Kamala Harris] had actually been to the border to see the chaos and cost.”

“My thought process was, if they’re not going to come to the border, we’re going to take the border to them,” he said.

Abbott said he then decided to bus migrants to New York City after Adams criticized the governor’s handling of the issue.

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“Quite literally out of nowhere, Eric Adams starts criticizing me for sending them to New York City,” Abbott said.

“We made clear, by contacting his office, and said, ‘We’re not sending them to New York.’

“We issued press releases to the press saying we’re not sending migrants to New York — that’s Joe Biden sending them to New York.”

But when Empire State officials refused to back off their claims, Abbott said he decided to turn rhetoric into reality.

“If I’m going to get the criticism, I want to get the credit,” he told the gala attendees.

“And thus began the bussing of illegal immigrants to the sanctuary city of New York City.”

Roughly 180,000 illegals have arrived in New York City since 2022.

The border crisis is overwhelming city resources as officials struggle to find housing for them.

It’s estimated that at least 107,000 have been bussed in from Texas.

“We are going to have to maintain this process until we get a new president next November who will secure the border of the United States of America,” Abbott said.

Bearing down on Biden, Abbott said the administration’s policy decisions have led to “chaos” and created an “extraordinarily dangerous” situation in his state.

“Texas is ground zero for the broken border policy imposed by Joe Biden,” he said.

“You know, the chaos that we’ve seen across the entire country — it seems like it’s been going on for so long that we can so easily forget that it was just four years ago that we had the lowest illegal border crossings in 45 years.”

Abbott praised the actions taken by President Donald Trump to curb illegal immigration.

However, Trump’s successful actions were then undone by Biden’s team.

“All-time records have been set with regard to the number of people on the terrorist watch lists who’ve been apprehended,” he said.

“What none of us know right now is how many terrorists on the watch list evaded detection.”

Abbott also spoke about Biden’s claim that he needs Congress to step in and mitigate the issue of illegal immigration, with the governor accusing the president either of “lying” or having “no idea what he’s talking about.”

“The executive branch has not only the authority but the requirement, the mandate by Congress, to deny illegal entry into the United States,” Abbott said.

“Biden is not doing that.

“He’s aiding and abetting illegal entry into the United States.”

House GOP Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Michael Whatley were among the many prominent Republicans who also attended the event.

“Joe Biden has turned every state into a border state,” Stefanik said Thursday evening.

“President Trump and Republicans will run, and we will win, on securing our border, once and for all.”

Before Abbott arrived in the Big Apple, Adams slammed the Texas governor for his handling of the migrant crisis and facetiously offered him a complimentary stay at a migrant shelter during his trip to the city.

“I’m going to offer him a stay in one of the HERRCs, so he can see what he has created and understand how we are treating people with the dignity and respect that he should have shown as well,” Adams said at a press conference on Thursday.

Adams also appeared to brag about the city’s handling of the migrants who have arrived there during the last two years.

“I’m not quite sure why he’s here and what he’s doing while here, but he’s going to see how you can manage the crisis with coordination,” he said of Abbott.

“When we coordinate together, we should not displace problems to local municipalities.

“That is not what executives do. It is unfortunate that he made the decision to do that.”

During a Thursday night appearance on Fox News’s “Hannity,” Abbott said that Adams’ offer to let him sleep at a migrant shelter is “nothing more than a gimmick.”

New York City’s government has projected that it will spend at least $10.6 billion on migrants by summer 2025.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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