NYC Mayor Adams says migrants bussed to Big Apple from Texas could be housed on cruise ships as he considers legal action against Gov Abbott – as asylum seekers in their tens of thousands flood across the border daily
- At least six busses of asylum seekers arrived in New York from Texas on Sunday – while shelters in the city reached ‘breaking point’
- In total, over 11,000 migrants have arrived in the city since May, 2,500 of which were sent on busses by Texas’ Gov Abbott
- During a series of scathing interviews, Adams said that the dire humanitarian crisis being faced was to some extent caused by ‘the governors in the southern states’
New York City’s Mayor has said that migrants arriving in his city from Texas could be housed on cruise ships as he considers taking legal action against Governor Abbott.
Eric Adams revealed that his team could lodge a lawsuit against the Lone Star State’s Governor as immigrants in their thousands continue to be shipped across the country – in many cases, without prior warning.
At least six busses of asylum seekers arrived in New York from Texas on Sunday – while shelters in the city reached ‘breaking point.’
In total, over 11,000 migrants have arrived in the city since May, 2,500 of which were sent on busses by Gov Abbott.
During a series of scathing interviews, Adams said that the dire humanitarian crisis being faced was to some extent caused by ‘the governors in the southern states.’
It comes after Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis sensationally flew 50 Venezuelan migrants to Martha’s Vineyard in an unannounced attempt to relocate the asylum seekers on the Massachusetts’ exclusive island.
The immigrants were then carted off by officials to a military base on Cape Cod. – but the Republican leader was
Eric Adams told CBS2: ‘Our legal team is looking at legal challenges we could do with Texas.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams said that his administration are considering housing migrants on cruise ships in a bid to tackle the influx
A group of migrants arrive in New York City are being sent on busses from Texas. The Big Apple has faced an influx of migrants in recent months as southern state governors continue to up the escalating immigration war again in Democrat-run areas
‘We believe there are some options we have, because when you involuntarily place someone on a bus, we believe that actually skates the law… We’re not leaving any stones unturned to make sure that New Yorkers are [not] being treated in an unfair way
‘We’re looking at that as a temporary measure, not a permanent measure. A permanent measure is get people into housing.
‘We have to find temporary measures to address this issue.’
And telling he revealed to WCBS that his team are looking into potentially housing the thousands of people bussed into the Big Apple on cruise ships.
He added: ‘We examined everything from the legality of using any type of cruise ship for temporary housing.’
According to the Democrat Mayor, New York’s facilities for housing migrants has been pushed to the brink in recent months – with the city having already opened 23 emergency shelters.
Adams said that 38 more shelters are set to be created to deal with the mounting issue.
Cruise ships were considered as a form of housing for migrants and homeless people during Mike Bloomberg’s administration.
However, the plan was never followed through. It’s unclear if any details have been drawn up by Adams’ administration yet.
Speaking on ABC on Sunday, Adams added: ‘This is an American crisis that we need to face — a humanitarian crisis that was made by human hands, by some of the governors in the southern states.’
Florida Gov DeSantis is now upping the escalating immigration war again in Democrat-run areas by threatening to fly illegal migrants to President Biden’s home state of Delaware.
Republicans have stepped up their attacks on the Biden administration as they try to make immigration the theme of November’s midterm elections.
Despite the Martha’s Vineyard move being praised in Republican circles, liberals criticized DeSantis for pulling what they characterized as a cruel stunt which used human lives as pawns in a political game.
Among the critics was President Biden, who said DeSantis was ‘playing politics with human beings.’
Many called the situation a humanitarian emergency, while Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker said that Martha’s Vineyard – with a population of 15,000 – is ‘not equipped to provide sustainable accommodation’ to the migrants.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also took aim at DeSantis during a press conference, urging other Republicans who do not agree with his ‘blueprint’ to ‘speak up’.
She said: ‘This is an issue and we have been clear about this, this is an issue that is inhumane it is abhorrent and we should not be using people, migrants, who are fleeing communism as a political pawn.’