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A man hands money to migrants as they arrive in NYC on buses from Texas

Three buses full of Texas migrants arrived in New York City early Wednesday – greeted by supporters who handed them $20 bills.

The buses arrived at Midtown’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, days after Mayor Eric Adams blasted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott as “anti-American” for relocating the asylum seekers, which Abbott says to emphasize the crisis being caused by the Die Biden administration allows asylum seekers to remain in the US while their applications are processed.

The migrants appeared to be a mix of asylum seekers supported by the administration and independent charities with bus tickets, in addition to those transported here by the Republican governor of Texas. Some had applications that could potentially qualify for asylum, while others were simply seeking a better life which, depending on other circumstances, did not qualify them to remain in the US

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Three buses full of migrants from Texas arrived in New York City early Wednesday.
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Supporters handed migrants $20 bills as they exited the bus.
Supporters handed migrants $20 bills as they exited the bus.
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Supporters handed migrants $20 bills as they exited the bus.
Abbott says he’s shifting the migrants to accentuate the crisis being created by the Biden administration.
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John Torres, who immigrated from Colombia as a boy, took a four-hour bus ride from Maryland to New York to greet the newcomers — with a gift of $200 in cash.

“Because it’s the right thing to do,” Torres, 45, told the Post why he came. “It’s something someone would do for me when I’m in poverty, when I start, someone would do that for me.”

Torres said he felt compassion for the migrants, who arrived with little or no job prospects and no family or friends.

“You know, when I come on the bus, when I’m scared, I don’t know where I’m going, I don’t know what’s going on or anything,” Torres said. “At least you know, if someone gives me something for breakfast, I could at least start like this and then buy myself a shirt, buy myself some clothes, and then, I don’t know… figure it out from there.”

A city hall official said Tuesday that at least three more buses carrying migrants from Texas would arrive in the Big Apple by Wednesday, showing up
A city hall official said Tuesday that at least three more buses carrying migrants from Texas would arrive in the Big Apple by Wednesday, showing up “basically every day.”
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Migrant child with cash
Mayor Eric Adams called Texas Gov. Greg Abbott “anti-American” for relocating asylum seekers.
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A migrant disembarking at the Port Authority told the Post he began his journey from Venezuela to America on July 8.

Jairo Gamardo said he entered the US via Texas and then spent two days being processed by immigration officers before being taken to a church in a city where he boarded a bus bound for the Big Apple – and only stopped for bathroom breaks.

Gamardo said the government-funded trip was provided to him and other Texas migrants at no cost. He said he previously worked for the military in Venezuela and is seeking political asylum in the United States.

“It’s a beautiful city,” said Gamardo when asked why he wanted to come to New York.

Gamardo, who doesn’t know anyone in the Big Apple, traveled alone and is now looking for work and better days ahead, he said.

Another native Venezuelan said he worked multiple jobs at home but was only able to earn about $30 a month — far less than would be needed to support his family.

“It’s everyone’s dream to help their families,” Ernesto Bose, 41, told the Post, adding that he hopes to eventually bring his parents and sons to the United States.

Bose said the journey he was going through was “terrible,” but thanked city officials who welcomed him to New York.

“Everyone was so nice and welcoming,” Bose said. “Everyone is so helpful.”

Ernesto Bose, a 41-year-old native of Venezuela, arrived in New York on Wednesday. He told the Post the trip was "terrible," but warmly welcomed in the Big Apple.
Ernesto Bose, a 41-year-old native of Venezuela, arrived in New York on Wednesday. He told the Post the trip was “terrible” but he was given a warm welcome to the Big Apple.
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Getting to New York became an option for Bose when he obtained bus tickets for the city, or the state’s capital, from a church in Eagle Pass, Texas, Bose said.

“And it’s the only place that’s so accepting of us here,” Bose continued.

A city hall official said Tuesday that at least three more buses carrying migrants from Texas would arrive in the Big Apple by Wednesday, showing up “basically every day.”

Abbott hired a charter bus company to send the migrants across the country, but the company signed a non-disclosure agreement that prevented the city from getting details of their itineraries, immigrant affairs commissioner Manuel Castro told reporters on Tuesday.

About 45 migrants got off a bus arriving in the city on Friday, as Abbott said he plans to continue the program indefinitely, claiming New York City is the “ideal destination” for the migrants because of its services to the homeless .

Adams said Sunday that only 14 migrants got off the bus, which officials “had believed” about 40 people were being held. It’s unclear what happened to the others, but Adams said Monday some had been sent to “new places.”

Three busloads of migrants arrive at the Port Authority in Midtown, Manhattan.
Abbott began relocating migrants to Washington, DC, in April in response to what he calls President Biden’s “open borders policy.” City Hall officials estimate that a total of around 4,000 migrants have arrived in recent weeks.
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Abbott began relocating migrants to Washington, DC, in April in response to what he calls President Biden’s “open borders policy.” City Hall officials estimate that a total of around 4,000 migrants have arrived in recent weeks.

Torres said he believes Abbott “was trying to do his best” by busing the migrants to New York, a city of refuge.

“But there’s only a limited number of people you can help,” Torres said. “There are thousands of people every day so I respect his opinion but I think you need to do some reforms in every state to help.”

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