NYC Sending Migrants To Other States

A report this week revealed that New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) has been sending migrants to other states. The information follows considerable criticism by New York officials, including Adams himself against border states which sent migrants to self-declared ‘sanctuary’ states and cities.

During a one-year period in 2022 and 2023, New York City’s government spent about $50,000 to send migrants from the city to numerous states, including Florida, Texas and North Carolina. New York also paid to send migrants to nations overseas. 

The mayor’s office said that the effort was meant to “connect individuals with friends, family and networks, whether in New York City or outside of it.”

The mayor previously issued pointed criticism of programs by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) which sent border crossers to other states, including New York.

Adams said last year that Abbott’s actions were “anti-American.” He also described the Texas policy as “hateful politics.”

“Those buses are leaving Texas passing through other states and other cities,” the mayor said at the time. “How about speaking to those mayors across those cities and other governors and saying, how do we do this together?”

Adams said recently that the ongoing wave of migrant arrivals showed no sign of slowing down.

The nation has seen a significant increase in border crossings since President Joe Biden took office in 2021. In particular, focus on the border increased after the White House announced the end of Title 42, a Trump-era asylum program that played a role in reducing the number of migrants entering the country.

Furthermore, Adams has received considerable criticism for sending migrants to other parts of New York State, including those who declared their opposition to such bussing.

Earlier this month, New York City announced that it was suing dozens of counties over their resistance against sending migrants to other parts of the state.

Adams said at the time that the “lawsuit aims to put an end to this xenophobic bigotry and ensure our state acts as one as we work together to manage this humanitarian crisis fairly and humanely, as we have done from the beginning and as we will continue to do.”