A Texas border city official chided Mayor Adams Saturday for his livid response to the Lone Star State’s new push to bus asylum seekers to the Huge Apple and different northern cities.
“You see New York, you see Washington [DC] sort of drowning with a number of buses,” McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos scoffed in an interview with Fox Information.
“The town of McAllen was in a position to take care of 1000’s of immigrants a day,” Villalobos mentioned. “I feel they’ll deal with a number of hundred.”
Adams and Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser have been interesting for federal assist and slamming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott as “inhumane,” after he started sending fleets of migrant-filled buses to their self-proclaimed sanctuary cities.
“Mayor Adams mentioned that they welcome in unlawful immigrants,” Abbott, a Republican, mentioned Wednesday. “And now as soon as they must take care of the truth of it, they’re immediately flummoxed and so they can’t deal with it.”
The nation’s southern border has been reporting document highs of migrant encounters and apprehensions since President Biden took workplace final yr – with June marking the fourth month in a row to hit greater than 200,000 stops.
On Tuesday, Adams threatened to take a busload of New Yorkers to Texas and marketing campaign in opposition to Abbott’s re-election bid.
Texas has bused about 360 migrants to New York Metropolis within the final week, the governor’s workplace reported Friday, and has despatched greater than 6,800 unlawful immigrants to the nation’s capital since April.
Villalobos known as the New York-bound migrants “somewhat bit fortunate in a way” — as a result of they’re attending to hitch their rides on the state of Texas’s expense.
“Their intent has by no means been to remain right here in South Texas,” the mayor maintained. “They intend to go up north.”
Adams’s workplace didn’t reply to a request for remark.