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Mayor Eric Adams blasts Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s “unimaginable” treatment of migrants as 2nd bus arrives in New York City

NEW YORK — A second bus carrying migrants from Texas to New York City arrived at Port Authority Bus Terminal on Sunday. 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott despatched the asylum seekers right here after a warfare of phrases with Mayor Eric Adams, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported. 

Adams greeted the 14 migrants and stated the town will probably be supportive and compassionate. The migrants then went to taxis whose drivers took them to their ultimate locations free of cost.

Abbott began busing migrants right here final week as he battles with President Joe Biden over immigration coverage. The first bus of 40 migrants arrived on the bus terminal on Friday.

Abbott stated the migrants have been faraway from “overhwelmed” Texas border cities and that New York City is an “ideal destination” as a result of of the “abundance of city services and housing that [Adams] has boasted about.”

“It is unimaginable what the governor of Texas has done,” Adams stated Sunday. “When you think about this country, a country that has always been open to those who are fleeing persecution and other intolerable conditions, we’ve always welcomed that. This governor is not doing that in Texas, but we are going to send the right message, the right tone, of being here for these families.” 

Adams requested for federal assist and for Texas to raised coordinate with the town. He informed CBS2 the bus that arrived Sunday left Texas with about 40 migrants, however in some way solely 14 confirmed up.

Adams stated many of the migrants didn’t need to come to New York City and had requested to go to totally different locations, however they weren’t given a alternative. 

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