Texas Gov Abbott invites NYC, DC mayors to southern border to see migrant problems firsthand
D.C. Mayor Bowser asked the National Guard last month to intervene after Texas and Arizona bussed an estimated 4,000 illegal migrants to her city
Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott has invited the Democrat mayors of New York City and Washington, D.C., to the southern U.S. border so see the challenges his state faces as a resulting of record migration from Mexico.
"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," Abbott wrote in a letter Monday to New York City Mayor Eric Adams and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Abbott has been busing migrants to Adam and Bower's respective cities to provide some relief to his state, and likely to make a political point about how immigration is a national problem.
Abbott's invitation follows the mayors blaming him for the problems in their cities as a result of him sending people who have entered the U.S. illegally to the District of Columbia and the Biden administration sending them to New York City.
Bowser asked the city's National Guard last month to intervene after Texas and Arizona bussed an estimated 4,000 illegal migrants to her city.
"Unfortunately, President Biden and his 'Border Czar' Vice President Harris have refused to see this crisis for themselves- remaining willfully ignorant of the crisis that they have created," Abbott also said.
Texas has spent millions of taxpayer dollars to bus migrants up north, away from the crowded southern border, according The Center Square news agency.
Over 2 million illegal migrants have been encountered at the southern border so far this fiscal year, the largest number ever recorded.