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New York City Mayor Eric Adams resettled illegal immigrants who had arrived in the Big Apple across the country and around the world, including China, according to a new report.
Adams, who called Texas sending illegal migrants to New York “horrific,” sent 114 migrant households to over a dozen states and to five countries, including China, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador, POLITICO reported.
“Less than three weeks ago, Mayor Adams said busing migrants is ‘morally bankrupt.’ Where is all the outrage and condemnation from the White House and Democrats for one of their own sending migrants out of town, out of state, and even out of the country?” a spokesperson for Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in response. “Instead of these hypocritical charades, Mayor Adams needs to call on President Biden and Congress to step up and do their jobs to secure the southern border.”
POLITICO obtained the information through a public information request, finding that the city spent $50,000 of taxpayer money on the flights from April 2022-April 2023. More than a dozen states were sent illegal immigrants including 28 households to Florida, 14 to Texas, six to North Carolina, and five to Illinois.
Kate Smart, a spokeswoman for Adams, defended the move, arguing that it was different from what Abbott and Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) had done.
“In contrast, New York City has, as we have discussed very publicly for months, worked to connect individuals with friends, family, and networks whether in New York City or outside of it,” Smart said. “We are not coercing people to leave, we are not suggesting or recommending locations, and we are not presenting any kind of false choice. We are helping people who want to reconnect with loved ones or communities do so.”
Adams has not been shy about his distaste for Abbott, who has sent nearly 10,000 migrants to New York.
“This is horrific when you think about what [Abbott] is doing,” Adams said during an August press conference. “New York is a city that has always represented democratic values. Showing our values.”
“It is unimaginable what the governor of Texas has done,” he claimed. “When you think about this country, a country that has always been open to those who are fleeing persecution and other intolerable conditions.”