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NYC Mayor Declares Emergency Over Migrant Busses, Biden Admin Sends Unaccompanied Undocumented Minors To Small Towns

New York, NY – New York City Mayor Eric Adams declared a State of Emergency for the city last Friday in response to the continued arrival of busloads of illegal immigrants at the Port Authority terminal in Manhattan.

Adams said that more than 17,000 undocumented migrants have been sent to New York City from southern border states since spring, FOX News reported.

The mayor said that one in five people in the city’s shelter system were undocumented immigrants and the extra people were causing a “crisis” for residents of New York City who require emergency shelter.

“This is a humanitarian crisis that started with violence and instability in South America and is being accelerated by American political dynamics,” Adams told reporters at a press conference to announce the State of Emergency on Oct. 7.

“Thousands of asylum seekers have been bused into New York City and simply dropped off, without notice, coordination, or care — and more are arriving every day,” he said.

The mayor blamed Texas Governor Greg Abbott and accused the GOP of turning the illegal immigrants that into political pawns, FOX News reported.

“This crisis is not of our own making but one that will affect everyone in this city, now and in the months ahead,” Adams continued. “New Yorkers deserve to know why this is happening and what we plan to do.”

However, it’s not just Republican lawmakers who are exporting their illegal immigrants to so-called “sanctuary cities” as the pushback has been bipartisan, FOX News reported.

While Democrats were screaming foul play over efforts by Abbott and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to relocate undocumented migrants to northern cities and states have expressed support for giving sanctuary, some of their own were doing the same thing.

The mayor of El Paso, who is a Democrat, has bussed more undocumented migrants to New York City than the Republican governor of his state.

El Paso, located on the front line of the border crisis, has sent more than 2,500 migrants to New York City via bus since the end of August, FOX News reported.

El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser has also bussed about 150 migrants to Chicago.

Leeser has faced sharp criticism from pro-immigration Democrats, but he hasn’t let it stop him from exporting illegal immigrants, FOX News reported.

“The people are not coming to El Paso, they’re coming to America,” the mayor gave as his simple explanation.

Adams said New York City would have to build more shelters to accommodate the migrant arrivals, most of who are adults who cannot legally work in the United States, FOX News reported.

So far, the mayor said he has booked the undocumented guests of the city into 42 hotels and has worked a deal with Norwegian Cruise Lines to house some of them on a cruise ship.

And while critics of relocating migrants to northern cities have been pointing fingers at the GOP, the Biden administration has been quietly sending flights full of undocumented, unaccompanied minors to a rural community in New York, FOX News reported.

“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” Montgomery Mayor Steve Brescia said.

Montgomery is located in the Hudson Valley about 75 miles north of New York City, according to FOX News.

Montgomery Police Chief Paul Arteta said that nobody warned city officials that a planeload of minors between 13 and 18 years old were scheduled to arrive at the Orange County Airport from Texas.

“They thought that the village or town knew about it, and we knew nothing. And there wasn’t much we could do about it, unfortunately. But just a little forewarning or little information would have helped us considerably,” the mayor said.

Chief Arteta said officials don’t know where the parents of the undocumented minors were, but the children were transported from the Orange County Airport to other final destinations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, FOX News reported.

He said the community was up in arms and it took “dozens of phone calls” to verify that the flight had been sanctioned by the Office of Refugee Resettlement within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS).

“We’re being dumped on and, we’re not going to put up with it,” Brescia said.

“We hope there’s no more flights coming into the airport, because we can’t handle it,” the mayor continued. “There’s not enough security there. There’s not enough resources in our community. The taxpayers cannot absorb what they did to us.”

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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