Wednesday, September 14, 2022

NYC Mayor Adams Sends Delegation to Southern Border Amid Clash with Texas Gov. Abbott Over Migrant Buses; Abbott 0fficial Knocks NYC Mayor for Staying Home While Staff Toured Border

NYC Mayor Adams sends delegation to southern border amid clash with Texas Gov. Abbott over migrant buses:
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has sent a "fact-finding" delegation to the southern border, part of the ongoing battle with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over the busing of illegal immigrants to the Big Apple.
The delegation from Adams’ office met on Tuesday with Border Patrol officials in Eagle Pass, Texas, along the shores of the Rio Grande, where hundreds of migrants have crossed into the U.S. each day. In a statement, Adams’ office accused Abbott's office of being "unresponsive" and turning the situation "into a political sideshow."
"We’ve sent members of the team down on a fact-finding mission to hear directly from folks on the ground along the southern border and get the real answers we’re not getting from Texas, including whether they are sending asylum seekers to New York City even if they prefer to go elsewhere," press secretary Fabian Levy said in a statement.
"Here in New York, we will continue to welcome asylum seekers with open arms, as we learn more about the process, meet with real partners, and see, firsthand, the reportedly inhumane conditions in which asylum seekers are being subjected to by the state of Texas," he said. --->READ MORE HERE
Abbott official knocks NYC mayor for staying home while staff toured border:
The Texas governor's office has accused New York City Mayor Eric Adams of dodging the immigration crisis by sending staff to the southern border in his place as part of a "secret" trip.
A delegation of New York City officials made an unannounced trip to the U.S.-Mexico border over the Labor Day weekend, stopping in the Eagle Pass and Del Rio region, where more migrants are being encountered attempting to enter the United States than any other part of the 2,000-mile international boundary.
But Adams, a first-term Democrat, stayed home — a move that a spokeswoman for Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) lambasted, given the state's offer to host Adams and Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser for a comprehensive tour of the border and to see the impact of the influx of up to 6,000 illegal immigrants being apprehended in Texas daily for the past 18 months.
"Governor Abbott’s invitation is still open for Mayor Adams to come visit our southern border and see firsthand the devastating impacts of the Biden-made crisis on border towns smaller than a NYC borough — instead of sending his staffers on a secret trip to Texas," Abbott press secretary Renae Eze told the Washington Examiner on Wednesday.
Abbott had invited the Democratic mayors of New York and Washington to travel down and observe how mass releases of migrants into border communities are not only affecting Texas but also other parts of America as states like Texas provide buses for migrants to travel to both northern cities. More than half of all migrants apprehended by Border Patrol agents after illegally walking across the border are released from custody and allowed to remain in the U.S. through court proceedings — scheduled five to eight years down the line. --->READ MORE HERE
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