December 1, 2022
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Mayor Adams greets asylum seekers arriving in New York City from Texas

 

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A second group of migrants sent from the Texas border arrived early Sunday in New York City, where they were greeted by Mayor Adams.

Hizzoner promised support for the new arrivals after GOP governors began shipping migrants to the East Coast in a chaotic policy aimed at pressuring the White House on immigration.

Speaking to reporters at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown, where a bus dropped off 14 migrants, Adams slammed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican.

“It is unimaginable what the governor of Texas has done,” the Democratic mayor fumed.

“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,” he continued. “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.”

Taxis took the 14 migrants to their next destinations free of charge.

Under New York State law, the city must provide housing for any adult who arrives by 10 p.m. with kids at a homeless shelter the day of their arrival.

New York City saw its first bus of migrants sent by Abbott on Friday morning. A charter bus brought about 50 people to the Port Authority Bus Terminal after a roughly two-day journey from the Lone Star State.

“The journey by bus, it was tough,” said one of the new arrivals, 40-year-old Alfonso Ruiz. “Stopping and shouting and stopping almost all day.”

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