Texas Gov. Greg Abbott accused Mayor Eric Adams of hypocrisy for attacking his migrant-relocation program whereas giving a move to President Biden and the Democratic mayor of El Paso.
The broadside got here amid Adams’ repeated threats to sue “Texas” — with out specifying who — over the busloads of migrants who’ve been arriving virtually each day within the Huge Apple for greater than a month.
An Abbott spokesperson accused Adams of “flat-out mendacity and selectively attacking Texas’ busing operation, whereas conveniently ignoring migrants bused into New York Metropolis by Democrat-led El Paso and flown by President Biden.”
“As a substitute of complaining a few couple thousand migrants being bused into his self-declared sanctuary metropolis and utilizing these migrants for political assaults, Mayor Adams ought to name on President Biden to take rapid motion to safe the border — one thing the President continues failing to do,” Abbott press secretary Renae Eze added.
Adams, a Democrat, as been engaged in a disagreement with Abbott for the reason that Republican governor started busing migrants to Washington, DC, then expanded this system to New York Metropolis.
Abbott, who started sending migrants to Chicago late final month, has stated this system is meant to protest Biden’s “irresponsible open-border insurance policies” and their influence on border communities within the Lone Star State.
Final week, The Submit revealed that Adams not too long ago spoke with Democratic El Paso Mayor Oscar Lesser, who additionally started sending busloads of migrants to the town amid a surge that’s seen the town overwhelmed by round 1,400 a day, up from between 200 and 300.
“We’re very grateful to Mayor Adams from New York that basically stepped as much as assist us and, you understand, he did inform me once I, once I spoke with him that there’s not a group there inside New York from Venezuela,” Leeser stated at an El Paso Metropolis Council work session on Sept. 12.
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“However he’ll welcome them into his group after which work with them to get them to a group the place there’s, there are friends, to allow them to proceed to be there and that’s actually essential to him.”
Final 12 months, The Submit additionally revealed that the Biden administration was secretly utilizing constitution airplanes to fly underage migrants to the Westchester County Airport north of the town.
From there, they have been bused to satisfy up with kinfolk or sponsors, or taken to a church-run housing facility for youths on Lengthy Island.
These flights have been suspended amid the following outrage however the apply was later quietly resumed.
On Sunday, Adams stated that “our authorized staff is taking a look at what authorized challenges we might do with Texas.”
“We consider there’s some choices now we have as a result of once you involuntarily place somebody on a bus, we consider that really skates the legislation,” he added.
Abbott’s spokesperson insisted that his operation was 100% authorized.
“Migrants on Texas’ buses willingly selected to go to New York, having signed a voluntary consent waiver obtainable in a number of languages upon boarding that they agreed on the vacation spot,” Eze stated.
“Every bus is stocked with meals and water and makes stops alongside the journey to refuel and change drivers. Migrants are allowed to buy any wanted provisions or disembark at any of those stops, as they’ve been processed and launched by the federal authorities.”