There has been controversy surrounding Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s transportation of migrants from the southern U.S. border to cities such as New York, Washington, and Chicago. Since the spring of 2022, approximately 15,800 migrants have been sent to New York City, which has drawn criticism from Democratic officials in those cities.
Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, has expressed concern over the federal government’s failure to provide sufficient assistance in covering the expenses associated with accommodating nearly 120,000 migrants. He argues that Texas should bear the primary responsibility for migrant intake instead of New York.
Governor Abbott, on the other hand, maintains that Texas has handled a significantly larger number of migrants compared to New York and that his state does not receive advance notice of bus arrivals, unlike New York.