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Eric Adams Threatens To Send Busloads Of New Yorkers To Texas

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Sarah Weaver Staff Writer
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New York City Mayor Eric Adams threatened to send New Yorkers to Texas to campaign against the state’s Gov. Greg Abbott days after the first busload of migrants arrived in New York City.

According to a Friday press release, Abbott has bussed 6,500 illegal migrants to D.C. and, now, New York City, from the Texas Southern border since the governor announced “Operation Lone Star” in April following the CDC’s announcement that it would end Title 42 restrictions on border crossings.

“We are sending them to the United States Capitol, where the Biden administration will be able to more immediately address the needs of the people that they are allowing to come across our border,” Abbott said when he announced the plan in April. (RELATED: Secretary Of Defense Lloyd Austin Rejects DC Mayor Bowser’s Request For Help Processing Illegal Migrants)

Abbott sent the first busload of migrants to New York City Friday, saying in a press release that he hoped Adams “follows through on his promise of welcoming all migrants with open arms so that our overrun and overwhelmed border towns can find relief.”

Mayor Adams reacted to the move in a press conference Tuesday.

“I am deeply contemplating taking a busload of New Yorkers to go to Texas and do some good ol’ fashion door knocking,” Adams said, “because we have to — for the good of America, we have to get him [Abbott] out of office.”

Adams blasted Abbott for sending illegal migrants to his city Monday, calling the move “horrific.”

“And New York is a city that has always represented the Democratic values, the values of our city, showing our compassion, that’s what we’re doing today,” Adams said.

“Because of the Mayor’s poor leadership, high taxes and out of control crime, people are already volunteering to leave New York City without the Mayor asking,” Gov. Abbott’s office told the Daily Caller.