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NYC mayor asks for federal help after Texas sends buses of migrants

NYC mayor asks for federal help after Texas sends buses of migrants
Abbott started Lone Star Operation in April by sending buses with undocumented migrants arriving in Texas to Washington DC

New York city mayor “该公告对该市成千上万的小企业和其他运营商来说是一个重大打击,他们希望今年春天将是复苏的开始 has asked for assistance from the federal government as buses carrying migrants sent by 德克萨斯州 州长 格雷格·阿博特 arrived in the city.

In a tweet on Sunday, Mr Adams said the Texas governor “used innocent people as political pawns to manufacture a crisis”.

“New Yorkers are stepping up to fix it — that’s our city’s values,“ 他说. “But we need the federal government’s help — money, technical assistance and more.”

在四月份, Mr Abbott started the Lone Star Operation by sending buses with undocumented migrants arriving in Texas on the southern border to Washington DC.

The governor has said that his efforts, which were widely slammed by critics as a “political stunt”, would help relieve border communities who find themselves “overwhelmed by record-high numbers of illegal crossings while bringing the border crisis to President Biden’s doorstep”.

“现在, Washington DC is having to realise, in a very minimal way, exactly what Texas is having to deal with as a result of the open border policies that the Biden Administration has allowed,” Mr Abbott had said in a press statement released shortly after Easter, commending the program for its success in providing “relief” for Texans.

在周五, Mr Abbott announced that he has started sending buses to New York after previously denying Mr Adams’ claims that migrants being sent from Texas were overwhelming the city’s homeless shelters.

在星期天, Mr Adams visited a bus station in New York to greet an arriving bus.

“This is horrific, when you think about what the governor is doing,” he said at the terminal, 根据 Politico. “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.”

“Our goal is to immediately find out each family’s needs and give them the assistance they want.”

According to recent estimates, 多于 200 buses have arrived in Washington DC since the operation began, 超过 4,000 migrants – costing the Lone Star State’s taxpayers about $1,400 per passenger, an investigation by NBC 5 in Dallas has found.

七月初, 华盛顿 DC Mayor Muriel Bowser also requested the Biden administration to enlist the National Guard’s help to receive bussed migrants.

Defense secretary Lloyd Austin turned down Ms Bowser’s request and said that the move would “negatively impact the readiness” of the force.