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Another bus carrying about 50 illegal migrants arrived in New York City from Texas on Saturday, and another bus is expected later in the morning.
Migrants transported to New York City were mostly young men, as well as several women.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has sent more than 1,500 migrants to the Big Apple in an effort to draw attention to the ongoing immigration crisis on the southern border.
New York officials this week said the city is using 14 hotels to house the new arrivals.
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“Texas is filling the gaps left in Biden’s absence at our border,” Abbott wrote on social media after the Saturday buses arrived. “We’ve made more than 19,000 arrests, seized more than 335.5 million lethal doses of fentanyl, and sent more than 7,400 migrants on buses to DC and more than 1,500 to NYC. As Biden ignores the crisis, Texas springs into action.”
Proponents see Abbott’s bus program as a way to force liberal cities and governments to address the realities of mass illegal immigration.
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New York City and Washington DC have positioned themselves as ‘holy cities’.
Critics say the buses are a cheap trick to get attention.
“He arms asylum seekers,” said Manuel Castro, commissioner of the New York mayor’s office of immigrant affairs. “It is shameful and it is our moral duty to condemn the use of people for political ends.”
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Castro wasn’t the only official in Mayor Eric Adams’ administration to detonate Abbott. City Superintendent Brad Lander said Abbott’s action is “inhumane” and “disgusting”.
Lander said the city’s resources are becoming scarce as they provide shelter, food, legal services and more.
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The city’s shelter system is “at capacity” and they are looking to expand and lease hotel space.
Ronn Blitzer and Adam Shaw of Fox News contributed to this report.