First bus of illegals arrives in NYC; Texas has sent over 5,000 to D.C.

by WorldTribune Staff, August 5, 2022

Some 50 illegal aliens were dropped off in New York City’s Port Authority on Friday. It was the first busload of illegals from Texas to be dropped off in the Big Apple.

The bus was sent by Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has been shipping illegal border-crossers into cities run by leftists in order, he said, to bring attention to the open border policies of Team Biden that are devastating southern border states.

Migrants aboard a bus from Texas arrive in New York City on Aug. 5.

Due to Joe Biden’s “continued refusal to acknowledge the crisis caused by his open border policies, the State of Texas has had to take unprecedented action to keep our communities safe,” said Abbott.

Texas has also been sending busloads of illegals to Washington, D.C. The latest, which arrived on Tuesday, ran the total number of illegals sent to D.C. to over 5,000.

“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 about within the sanctuary city,” said Abbott. “I hope he follows through on his promise of welcoming all migrants with open arms so that our overrun and overwhelmed border towns can find relief.”

Both Adams and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who have championed the cause of accepting illegals as a human rights issue, have since Abbott began sending the buses their way sounded the alarm about migrants being sent to their cities, with Bowser having already pleaded for help from the National Guard.

The New York Times rallied to the defense of Bowser, writing in an article regarding the busloads of illegals being sent by Abbott and (allegedly) Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey:

A political tactic by the governors of Texas and Arizona to offload the problems caused by record levels of migration at the border is beginning to hit home in Washington, as hundreds of undocumented migrants arriving on the governors’ free bus rides each week increasingly tax the capital’s ability to provide emergency food and housing.

With no money and no family to receive them, the migrants are overwhelming immigrant nonprofits and other volunteer groups, with many ending up in homeless shelters or on park benches. Five buses arrived on a recent day, spilling young men and families with nowhere to go into the streets near the Capitol…

“This is a crisis created by Republican leaders in other states, however, unfortunately it’s fallen on the mayor to allocate resources locally,” said Brianne Nadeau, the council member who prepared the letter.

HotAir’s John Sexton noted:” Now that this problem is having an impact on the East Coast, where the NY Times has a lot of readers, they’ve decided to address it. I shouldn’t be surprised by the tone of this article but I am. The way this is presented is completely sympathetic to the mayor who is being put upon by those mean Republican governors from border states.”

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The situation, Sexton added, “would be exactly as bad as it is now if the buses weren’t running. The only difference is that now the mayor of Washington, D.C. is having to face a small fraction of the overall impact the border states routinely experience.”

Near the end of the NY Times story is a quote from one of the migrants making it very clear who they believe is actually to blame for the current problem:

Many Venezuelans have said that they made the journey to the United States because they believed that the country’s doors were open.

“On TikTok we saw that people were easily getting into the United States,” said Yennifer Ortiz, who made the trip with her partner, Luis Moreno, and their 5-year-old daughter, Sofia.

Sexton noted: “Like migrants from all over Central America, the message they have been hearing is that the border is open. And the reason people believe that is because it’s effectively true. Migrants either know or quickly learn that by bringing along children and or by claiming asylum they will be allowed into the country for a year or more while their case is adjudicated. Even if a judge eventually denies their claim, which is what happens the majority of the time, the border patrol will never be sent to deport them unless they commit a crime.”

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