Since Gov. Abbott (R-TX) began busing migrants from Texas to other cities, around 15,500 illegal aliens have entered New York City’s homeless shelter system. About 11,800 or 76% of those who entered the system are still there today.
According to the New York Times, this influx of migrants that have been arriving since May has pushed New York City to what Mayor Eric Adams’ office called a “breaking point.”
“We need help. We have not been ashamed to say that,” Mr. Adams said. “We need help, and all those who think we’re not getting it right, they should come and show us how to get it right because we believe we are getting it right.”
According to Breitbart, reports have been circulating that Adams asked the federal government to provide $500 million in aid to the city to help house the migrants who are arriving in New York on buses from Texas.
The majority of the migrants who have arrived in New York City have been bussed there because of Gov. Abbott’s attempt to bring attention to the migrant issue that his state faces every day.
The 2022 fiscal year came to a close on September 30, and statistics show that there were more than 2.2 million encounters along the southern border with migrants trying to enter the country.
Border Patrol agents apprehended a record-setting 2.2 million migrants who illegally crossed the southwest border with Mexico, according to a source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection. https://t.co/N7Qo2gxrIZ
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) October 2, 2022
The southern border, the large majority of which is the Texas border, encountered 2.2 million migrants last year, and Gov. Abbott, along with many other GOP leaders, have been calling for the federal government to intervene. It has not.
To bring attention to the issue, Abbott, along with Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Gov. Doug Doocy (R-AZ), have begun to send some migrants to sanctuary cities like New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., etc.
After dealing with 2.2 million migrants this past year alone in Texas and Arizona, the fact that Mayor Adams called 15,000 migrants to his city a “breaking point” seems disingenuous.