Abbott calls NYC mayor hypocritical for about face on illegal immigration Abbott says

Mayor Eric Adams declared an emergency over Abbott's busing initiative on Friday.
Gov. Greg Abbott.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told The Center Square that New York City Mayor Eric Adams and other Democratic leaders are hypocritical for criticizing him “for helping out our local communities by busing out migrants to sanctuary cities like Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago.”

The Republican governor’s comments were in response to Adams declaring a “humanitarian crisis” over the busing of illegal migrants to the Big Apple..

Adams first criticized Abbott for busing illegal foreign nationals to New York City at a time when Texas was being overrun by a surge in illegal immigration at the southern border.

Abbott first started busing foreign nationals to Washington, D.C., whose mayor also criticized the Texas governor.

Abbott said it was President Joe “Biden and his administration moving migrants themselves in the middle of the night.” He said that Texas recently busing people to so-called sanctuary cities “is really nothing different than what the Biden administration is doing.”

After millions of people began pouring through the southern border after the Biden administration altered immigration and enforcement policies established by Congress, it also began flying them to locations across the country without notifying elected officials in those states, prompting Florida to sue. After Abbott began busing them north, Democrats like Adams said doing was inhumane.

Adams declared an emergency over Abbott's busing initiative on Friday.

"Sanctuary cities like New York City experience a FRACTION of what Texas border communities face every day,” Abbott said. “We'll continue busing migrants to NYC, DC, & Chicago to relieve our overwhelmed border towns until Biden does his job to secure the border."

Abbott says he will “not sit by and do nothing,” and has increasingly expanded border security efforts. He’s the only Texas governor to build a wall on Texas soil and sign memorandums of understanding with four Mexican governors.