Texas Gov. Greg Abbott invites New York Mayor Eric Adams and DC Mayor Bowser to the BORDER to see the issues first hand after they said migrants in their city had created a ‘humanitarian crisis’
- Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott and Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey signed orders allowing for migrants to be bussed voluntarily to DC for free
- NYC Mayor Eric Adams has said it’s led to an influx of 4,000 migrants to his city since May, and has declared a city-wide emergency over the shelter system
- Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser called for help from the National Guard during an interview with CBS News late last month
- ‘Your recent interest in this historic and preventable crisis is a welcome development,’ Abbott wrote to Bowser and Adams
‘As you know, our nation’s southern border has become both a humanitarian and security crisis,’ Abbott wrote.
‘This crisis was created by President Biden and is one that requires immediate and decisive action to be stopped.’
It comes after both NYC Mayor Eric Adams and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser called on the federal government for help dealing with an influx of migrants that are straining their cities’ dense urban infrastructures.
A majority of those asylum-seekers were bussed to Washington, DC from Texas and Arizona because of new measures signed by the states’ Republican governors.
Both Democrat officials have blamed the moves for causing a ‘humanitarian crisis’ in their cities.
‘Your recent interest in this historic and preventable crisis is a welcome development- especially as the President and his Administration have shown no remorse for their actions nor desire to address the situation themselves,’ Abbott said to Adams and Bowser.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, invited the Democrat mayors of Washington, DC and New York City to see the southern border crisis firsthand
‘As Governor, I invite you to visit our border region to see firsthand the dire situation that only grows more urgent with each passing day, and to meet with the local officials, who like yourselves, realize this matter deserves immediate federal action.’
He also urged them to publicly demand that President Joe Biden ‘secure the border and put an end to this disastrous crisis.’
‘President Biden’s reckless open border policies have created a dangerous environment not only for tens of millions of Texans, but for communities all across the nation, including yours,’ the letter continued.
‘I look forward to welcoming you the Texas-Mexico border so that you can see this crisis for yourself. Please contact my office to make travel arrangements for your visits.’
DailyMail.com has reached out to Adams’ and Bowser’s offices for comment.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser have both called on the federal government to help with the influx of migrants in their cities
Adams declared a city-wide emergency on Monday and called on the federal government to step in as a major influx of migrants strains New York City’s shelter system.
Roughly 4,000 asylum-seekers have come to NYC since May, Adams’ office stated.
‘New York is a city of immigrants, and we will always welcome newcomers with open arms. Over the past two months, we have seen a significant increase in the number of asylum seekers arriving in our city’s shelter system,’ Adams said in a statement.
He had been calling the Biden administration for help since at least last month.
Adams pledged in the Monday statement that he will ‘continue to work with federal and state partners to procure additional financial resources immediately’ to assist with the surge.
During a July 21 press conference on the matter, Adams slammed Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey as ‘heartless’ over their bussing orders.
Asylum-seekers wait to be transported by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents after crossing the Rio Grande river into the U.S. from Mexico, at Eagle Pass, Texas, U.S., July 26. Both Texas Governor Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed orders allowing migrants the option of taking free buses to Washington, DC
Meanwhile, Bowser said she called on the National Guard for assistance in the nation’s capital during a recent interview on CBS News’ Face The Nation.
Like Adams she also heaped criticism on Abbott and Ducey, accusing them of duping migrants into boarding buses up North.
‘This is a very significant issue. We have for sure called on the federal government to work across state lines to prevent people from really being tricked into getting on buses,’ she said.
‘We think they’re largely asylum seekers who are going to final destinations that are not Washington, D.C. I worked with the White House to make sure that FEMA provided a grant to a local organization that is providing services to folks. I fear that they’re being tricked into nationwide bus trips when their final destinations are places all over the United States of America.’
The number of asylum-seeker encounters at the southwestern land border reached a record high of 240,991 in May before subsiding to 207,416 instances in June.