Yet another bus filled with 89 migrants who have illegally crossed into Texas from the U.S. border with Mexico has arrived at New York City’s Port Authority courtesy of the Lone Star State’s Governor Greg Abbott, who has been dropping the immigrants at the feet of progressive NYC Mayor Eric Adams.
On board the latest Big Apple-bound bus from Texas were five children and a Venezuelan man who spent more than a month traveling to the southern border in the hopes of landing a job in New York.
Gov Abbott invites DC and NYC mayors to see ‘dire situation’ at border firsthand, Eric Adams quickly declines https://t.co/qaiY5Q15vN
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) August 2, 2022
“I came from Venezuela. It took me a month to get to Texas and then two days from Texas to New York,” Alexander Hernandez, 51, told the Daily Mail. “I only wanted to come to New York because I was told that it was an easier place to get a job. I saw the bus was to New York so I got on it straight away.”
“They treated us well in Texas,” Hernandez said. “On the bus there were families. They gave everyone water, medical attention if we needed it. They paid a lot of attention to the families with children to make sure they were ok. It was all smooth, everyone was helpful.”
“I am happy to be here,” he added. “I have two kids back in Venezuela, and once I am sorted here, I hope to bring them over.”
The journey for some was made more difficult by poor health.
An ambulance greeted one “very, very sick” passenger who was in need of medical attention, and, according to Manuel Castro of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, there were “a number of positive tests” for COVID-19 among the group, according to Daily Mail.
Not everyone agrees with Hernandez’s favorable review of Texas’ treatment.
One migrant family got separated prior to the trip when they boarded the bus without realizing they were heading to New York. The wife was left in Texas and their grandmother was sent to San Antonio.
Other migrants claimed they were made to sign waivers on the bus and some wondered how they would get from NYC to their final destinations in Chicago, Florida, and other states.
The arriving migrants were “exhausted and tired,” according to Castro, who said the passengers didn’t receive copies of the waivers they were told to sign.
“Clearly in Texas, they are not being given the support that they need,” he said, adding, “‘Using human beings as political pawns is disgusting.”
New York City, which designated itself as a sanctuary city for undocumented migrants, has not been coping well with the ongoing shipment of illegal aliens to its neck of the woods.
As American Wire reported, following the arrival of the second busload of migrants in the Big Apple, Mayor Eric Adams condemned Abbott’s actions as “horrific.”
NYC Mayor Adams comes all unglued after Abbott’s second bus of migrants arrives https://t.co/KcGeL3M7SM
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) August 8, 2022
“This is horrific, when you think about what the governor is doing,” Adams said at a press conference last week. “We’re finding that some of the families are on the bus that wanted to go to other locations, and they were not allowed to do so. They were forced on the bus with the understanding that they were going to other locations that they wanted to go to, and when they tried to explain they were not allowed to do so.”
Perhaps more shocking, the mayor implied that New York City may be too scary for those who are supposedly fleeing Third World conditions.
“We were led to believe about 40 people should have been on that bus. Only 14 got off,” he said of the second busload of migrants, Adams said at the early morning press conference, suggesting it was “because of the fear that something was going to happen to them if they came to this location, people got off earlier.”
He then called on the federal government for help, though the number of immigrants he is now welcoming pales in comparison to the thousands illegally streaming into Texas.
“We need help, and we’re reaching out to the federal government to tell them that we need help,” Adams said. “We’re going to get through this.”
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