Texas’s Republican Governor Greg Abbott has checkmated Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) by sending the first of many busloads of migrants to New York City.
Gov. Abbott announced the arrival of the first group of migrants bused to NYC from Texas.
The migrants, who had crossed the border illegally into Texas under Democrat President Joe Biden’s policies, are being dropped off this morning on a green bus at Port Authority Bus Terminal at Gate 14.
Earlier, Washington, D.C. was forced to deploy the National Guard to cope with the surge of migrants from the Southern Border in the nation’s capital.
Now, according to Abbott, New York City is next and will be a main drop-off location for the busing strategy.
The busing is part of Abbott’s response to the Biden administration’s open border policies that are overwhelming Texas and other border states.
“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.
“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.”
Texas border communities are overrun & overwhelmed, thanks to President Biden’s failed leadership to secure the border.
Through #OperationLoneStar, we’re stepping up to protect Texans & Americans from this national crisis.https://t.co/2VFXx44etz
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) August 4, 2022
Abbott’s office issued a statement that 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, thousands of migrants have been transported to the nation’s capital while providing much-needed relief to Texas’ overwhelmed border communities.
“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,” it said.
Announcing the arrival of the first group of migrants bused from Texas to New York City.
Our border towns are overwhelmed as a result of Pres. Biden’s open border policies. The State of Texas continues taking unprecedented action to help our communities. https://t.co/XjuLRG96wi
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) August 5, 2022