New York City Mayor Eric Adams rejected the invitation from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to visit the border and witness the crisis in person.
Adams has been complaining about the influx of illegal immigrants to his city, causing major resource problems. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has done the same.
Abbott sent both mayors a letter inviting them to the border.
Adams’ office released this statement:
“Instead of a photo-op at the border, we hope Governor Abbott will focus his energy and resources on providing support and resources to asylum seekers in Texas as we have been hard at work doing in New York City,” Adams’ spokesman, Fabien Levy, said in a written statement. “We continue to work with federal partners to receive additional financial resources immediately, but will never turn our backs on those in need who are arriving here.”
I guess Adams didn’t read the letter because Abbott and Texans have done as much as they can:
As Governor of a southern border state, I have watched illegal crossings hit record highs over and over again since President Biden took office. In the absence of federal action, I have deployed unprecedented resources to prevent, deter, and interdict illegal immigration and transnational criminal activity that threatens our citizens. Texas has spent over $3 billion in the past 18 months to curtail the devastation felt by our communities large and small.
Adams tried to blame Texas for the influx of illegal immigrants in New York City, but Abbott only sent buses to DC.
Adams and Bowser made their cities sanctuary cities but I guess they didn’t think it through because no one ever saw their problems coming.
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