Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s office vowed Friday to send even more busloads of border-crossers to the Big Apple — as the Lone Star State continues to grapple with the ongoing migrant crisis.
The Republican governor said the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan would be a drop-off spot going forward after the first busload from the border arrived in the city Friday morning.
“Over 50 migrants were bused to New York City this morning from the southern border in Texas,” Abbott’s office said in a statement.
“This is now a drop-off location for our ongoing busing strategy.”
Abbott has already dispatched dozens of buses — filled with more than 6,100 migrants — to Washington DC since April.
He vowed to continue to charter buses to both New York and the nation’s capital as his state struggles to deal with the entire number of illegally crossing the US-Mexico border.
“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 immediate action to keep our safe communities,” Abbott said in announcing the arrival of the bus at Port Authority Gate 14.
“In addition to Washington, DC, 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.
“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.”
Adams, who has already warned that NYC’s homeless shelters are being overrun by migrants, turned down Abbott’s invitation to visit the border earlier this week to see the “dire situation” firsthand.
Abbott told Fox News’ Jesse Watters Thursday night that he wished Adams and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser would reconsider his offer.
“They do need to realize the magnitude of the chaos created by Biden’s open-border policies,” Abbott said.
“They’re up in arms about a few thousand people coming into their communities over the past few months? Listen, in any one sector in the state of Texas, we have more than 5,000 people coming across [the border] in that sector every single day.”
“We’re full in the state of Texas,” Abbott added. “Our communities are overrun, and I started busing people to Washington DC, when local officials could not handle the number of people that had come across our border.”