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Texas begin transporting illegal immigrants to New York

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

A Texas program that has drawn criticism from Democrats will expand by transporting its first group of illegal immigrants to New York City on Aug. 5. On Friday morning, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will drop off the group at Manhattan's Port Authority Bus Terminal.

“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 unprecedented action to keep our communities safe,” Abbott said in a statement.

According to Abbott, a Republican, the program takes the illegal immigration crisis directly to Biden, whose office is the point of contact for immigrants who are interested. Texas in April started dropping off illegal aliens in Washington near the U.S. Capitol.

More than 4,000 illegal immigrants have been transported to Washington by Texas and Arizona authorities, officials there said in July. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat, requested National Guard assistance to deal with the surge of immigrants, which she said was overwhelming the city’s support systems.

“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. 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,” Abbott added.

5 August 2022


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