Migrants take selfies in Texas before boarding buses bound for New York

Smiling migrants posed for selfies in El Paso, Texas on Thursday while queuing to board buses bound for New York City and Chicago – after Mayor Eric Adams claimed asylum seekers were being forcibly relocated.

Men, women and children of migrants have been gathered at the Migrant Welcoming Center operated by the City of El Paso and the Office of Emergency Management.

Several buses could be seen in the center’s parking lot, with migrants lined up alongside to prepare to board.

As people lined up with plastic bags and backpacks, a woman wearing a face mask was spotted taking a selfie with her cellphone as a man behind her smiled at the camera and a teenage girl showed a “V” for victory sign.

El Paso — a city of 660,000 on the border with Mexico — has been overwhelmed by an influx of migrants averaging 2,000 a day.

A migrant takes a selfie while waiting to board a bus bound for New York City in El Paso, Texas on Thursday.

A migrant takes a selfie while waiting to board a bus bound for New York City in El Paso, Texas on Thursday.


Asylum seekers line up outside the Migrant Welcome Center in El Paso, Texas.

Asylum seekers line up outside the Migrant Welcome Center in El Paso, Texas.


El Paso spends $300,000 a day to house, feed and transport migrants.

El Paso spends $300,000 a day to house, feed and transport migrants.


El Paso City Council members wrote a letter to Mayor Oscar Leeser Wednesday, asking him to issue a disaster declaration about the flood of migrants that has left the city spending $300,000 a day to house, feed and protect them to take buses to New York and Chicago.

In September alone, the city could spend up to $10 million on migrants and divert funds from essential services like fire and police. A disaster declaration would shift part of the burden onto the federal and state governments.

In a separate open letter released Wednesday, El Paso Rescue Mission CEO Blake Barrow asked the Biden administration for help with the refugee crisis.

Barrow also said that about 20% of the migrants who receive help from his organization choose New York City as their final destination and are not taken there against their will.

El Paso officials have asked the mayor to issue a disaster statement about the migrant crisis.
El Paso officials have asked the mayor to issue a disaster statement about the migrant crisis.
New York Post
El Paso spends $300,000 a day to house, feed and transport migrants.
El Paso spends $300,000 a day to house, feed and transport migrants.
New York Post

“I’m not aware of anyone getting put on a bus to New York who didn’t want to go,” the arrogant boss wrote.

In an August interview, New York City Mayor Adams claimed that migrants were “forced” onto buses bound for the Big Apple even if they wanted to go elsewhere.

Adams has repeatedly criticized Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, for sending busloads of migrants to the Big Apple over the summer. Despite this, he agreed to accept more asylum seekers when asked by the mayor of El Paso, a fellow Democrat.

According to the latest data, a record 13,000 migrants have arrived in New York City after crossing the southern border, overwhelming the local shelter system.

A picture of New York Mayor Eric Adams.
Mayor Eric Adams announced that New York will begin erecting large tents to house reception centers and cots for the flood of migrants arriving daily.
Robert Mueller

On Tuesday, Adam refused to blame President Biden for the escalating migrant crisis, instead pointing the finger at GOP governors like Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida for targeting migrants in a “political stunt” in Democratic strongholds had shipped.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/23/migrants-snap-selfies-in-texas-before-boarding-buses-to-nyc/ Migrants take selfies in Texas before boarding buses bound for New York

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