New York Mayor Eric Adams greeted a group of migrants who arrived from Texas on Sunday morning. He accused Texas Gov. Greg Abbott of using “innocent people as political pawns to manufacture a crisis” The Texas governor announced Friday he was sending buses of migrants to New York City for the first time, making it the new “drop-off’s destination for his busing strategy. Critics argue that Abbott is also using the tactic to rally his conservative base in Texas. The idea of moving migrants out of border states to more-liberal areas is not new, but it's a political tactic that does little to resolve the issue. New York is required to provide emergency shelter for every unhoused person and provide them with adequate services, Adams said Sunday.
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser asked the National Guard for help to manage the situation. The Biden administration rejected her request Friday.