Recently, New York City Mayor Eric Adams attempted to challenge Texas Governor Greg Abbott over the ongoing migrant busing scheme, chiefly after Adams found himself having to circle and dispute several negative media reports regarding the state of the city, most of which began from his own commentary.
Adams insisted that he had been misquoted by media outlets when he remarked that several migrants were abandoning the buses prior to arriving in New York City due to fear of the rising rates of crime and violence.
However, Adams tried to claim that the reason the migrants were not arriving in their anticipated numbers could be attributed to “misinformation” from Texas, rather than from himself.
“In our conversation, no one said that migrants didn’t come here because they didn’t feel safe,” Adams proclaimed at a recent press conference, adding, “we were very clear.”
Fewer migrants than anticipated have been exiting from the buses in the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.
While 40 were anticipated to exit from one particular bus, only fourteen emerged, which is when Adams remarked that there were “fears” of New York City.
That comment set off a media firestorm, which in turn set the stage for Adams attempting to blame Abbott.
Specifically, Adams insists that migrants avoided disembarking not due to fear over crime, but rather fear over being arrested or apprehended.
“The misleading information that was coming out of Texas, people thought, when they got off the buses, [that] they were going to be arrested or apprehended,” Adams raged, “I think that Governor Abbott, what he’s doing, is just so inhumane.”
Adams proceeded to attack Abbott for apparently not providing enough provisions to migrants, criticizing “a 44-hour [bus] ride, very few breaks, no food, no direction and clear information.”
The New York City Mayor also noted that 50-100 migrants from Texas are anticipated daily, with thousands already present in the city.
“Our goal is every asylum seeker that comes to New York, we are going to give them shelter and support that they need,” Adams announced pompously, conveniently overlooking the city’s current fiscal crisis.