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New York City Mayor Calls Out Texas and Arizona Governor

Tom Handy

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Not long after Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser complained about Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Now, another mayor of a big city has more complaints about him. This time it is New York City Mayor Eric Adams.

Mayor Adams complained about Governor Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey who have sent migrants from their states to New York City. This is in response to President Biden not providing legal authority to send them back to Mexico.

Now, Adams’ city is getting overrun as he says with about 4,000 people from Latin America and other regions.

In a statement, Mayor Adams said:

"New York has been and will always be a city of immigrants that welcomes newcomers with open arms. This value has made our city a beacon of freedom for people around the world and the economic and cultural powerhouse that it is. These very same humanitarian values apply to those who are experiencing homelessness. In New York City, we have both a moral — and legal — obligation to house anyone who is experiencing homelessness for any reason."

Then at a City Hall news conference, Adams said:

“Our country is home of the free, land of the brave.”
“We do not become cowards and send people away who are looking for help.”
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With a laugh, the Democratic Mayor said:

“Now the people who are sending people away, they tell you they did something differently and automatically you believe them? I want you to treat me that way.”

He added:

“You believe them? You know, the mere fact that they sent people out of their state — people who are seeking refuge in our country — they sent them away.”
“All of us came from somewhere. Even from Texas, they came from somewhere. And so, they should not have sent people away that was seeking refuge.”
“So, they want to justify that in their own little way of saying, ‘We, we sent them to Washington’ so they could do a layover and then come to New York — they can say what they want.”
“They were wrong. They ended up here because they didn’t get the support there.”

In response, Governor Abbott’s press secretary Renae Eze said:

“Mayor Adams should check with President Biden if his administration is the one dumping migrants in his city, as they’ve been doing to Texas border towns for months.”

Adams said:

“Our team has been in constant contact with the White House.”

He called on Biden to provide the city with money:

“to deal with this unprecedented surge [of migrants]”.

In addition to dealing with Mayor Bowser in D.C., now Governor Abbott’s office has to deal with New York City as well.

Do you think Mayor Adams is justified in calling out Governor Abbott?

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