Emily Crane and Callie Patteson, New York Post, August 5, 2022
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s office vowed Friday to send even more busloads of border-crossers to the Big Apple — as the Lone Star State continues to grapple with the ongoing migrant crisis.
The Republican governor said the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan would be a drop-off spot going forward after the first busload from the border arrived in the city Friday morning.
Abbott has already dispatched dozens of buses — filled with more than 6,500 migrants — to Washington DC since April.
“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.
Abbott told Fox News’ Jesse Watters Thursday night that he wished Adams and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser would reconsider his offer.
“They do need to realize the magnitude of the chaos created by Biden’s open-border policies,” Abbott said.
“They’re up in arms about a few thousand people coming into their communities over the past few months? Listen, in any one sector in the state of Texas, we have more than 5,000 people coming across [the border] in that sector every single day.”