New York Mayor Eric Adams lamented the arrival in the city of 14 immigrants who came in a second bus that was sent from Texas by Governor Gregg Abbott. Nothing is known about the rest of the 40 immigrants who were in the convoy. Adams has described the situation in the city in stark terms: "This is horrible, when you think about what the governor is doing."
They are a "heavy burden"
He has even found it necessary to ask Joe Biden, who leads the open-door policy, for help: "We need the federal government's help, money, technical assistance and more". On previous occasions the mayor referred to immigrants as a "heavy burden".
.@GregAbbott_TX used innocent people as political pawns to manufacture a crisis. New Yorkers are stepping up to fix it - that's our city's values.
But we need the federal government's help - money, technical assistance and more. pic.twitter.com/cOdXrULpcC
- Major Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) August 7, 2022
Governor Greg Abbott stated that, the shipments are in response to the to what he calls an "invasion" of immigrants due to President Joe Biden's open-door policy. "We are finding that some of the families on the bus wanted to go to other places, and were not allowed to do so."
Other groups have been sent to Washington, DC. Abbott is taking action in the face of inaction by the Democratic Administration and because of the progressive open-arms policies boasted by New York and D.C. "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 steps to keep our communities safe," said the Govenor in a press release.
"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 within the sanctuary city. I hope he fulfills his promise to welcome everyone with open arms so that our overwhelmed border towns and cities can find relief."
Met with Major General Suelzer today to discuss ongoing efforts to secure the border & combat illegal activity caused by Pres. Biden's reckless open border policies. @TXMilitary
Texas is utilizing every strategy to protect our communities & respond to the chaos at the border. pic.twitter.com/6iAYIWTWgH
- Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) August 5, 2022
Danger at the border
Abbott's reasons are different from those of Eric Adams major concerns about the arrival of 14 immigrants in this new convoy. His concerns are closer to state security, considering the immense migratory flow and that the U.S. - Mexico border is the deadliest land crossing in the world. This is the conclusion of the latest report from the United Nations International Organization for Migration. In 2021, more than 1,238 lives were lost during migration in the Americas. At least 728 of these deaths occurred at the U.S. - Mexico border crossing. Authorities have found 609 bodies on the U.S. side of the southern U.S. - Mexico border, according to internal Customs and Border Protection data obtained since the start of the federal government's fiscal year 2022 in October, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has reported. Washington Examiner.
A few days ago Greg Abbott invited Mayor Eric Adams of New York City and Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C., to visit the state's border with Mexico so that they can get a real vision of the dimension of the human crisis that is being experienced due to the wave of immigrants and illegal aliens that keep on coming.
The call was made by Abbott in a letter sent to mayors. "As governor, I invite you to visit our border region so you can see firsthand, the dire situation that becomes more urgent with each passing day, and to meet with local officials who, like you, realize that this issue deserves immediate federal action."
For his part, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned of the possibility that some elements belonging to terrorist groups could infiltrate the tide of irregular immigrants.