Even cross-border commuters are too afraid of the criminal Big Apple.
Mayor Adams tried to greet the last busload of migrants set to be shipped out of Texas early Sunday – but was horrified to find the vast majority had already skipped, admitting it was probably out of “fear”. happened to the city.
“We were led to believe that there should have been about 40 people on that bus. Only 14 got off,” said Adams, whom The Post caught heatedly exchanging with an organizer during the alarming, unexpected 7am no-show at Midtown’s Port Authority Bus Terminal.
The mayor suggested the most likely reason was “that people got off earlier out of fear that something might happen to them if they came to that place.”
“And we’re concerned about that because we don’t want people to be deposed [just] everywhere,” he said as the handful who got out, including small children, were processed and then led to the taxis.
The Post filmed Adams arguing irritably with a woman who had helped shout orders in Spanish to get the handful of arrivals off the bus.
“We have to work together – we’re not on different sides here, we have to work together,” Adams said to the woman – who turned abruptly and walked away.
He later complained about the lack of information from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who shipped the migrants to Democratic regions to alleviate what he calls a “crisis caused” by “open borders policies.”
“They don’t let us know when the buses leave. They don’t let us know what the people on the bus need. They don’t give us any information, so we can’t really provide the service to people on the go,” Adams complained of the Abbott team.
“We would like to receive this information,” he said.
The 14 who disembarked at the Port Authority early Sunday join at least 50 who have already been shipped here, with the first bus arriving on Friday. They will be taken to the city’s already overcrowded emergency shelters or assisted in relocating elsewhere if they have arranged accommodation, the mayor said.
However, Adams told the Post he had no interest in asking President Biden or federal agencies to change border policy and ease the flow.
“No. As mayor of the city of New York, I don’t deal with immigration issues, border issues — I have to provide services to families that are here,” he told the Post.
“I am proud that this is a right to shelter. And we will continue to do so,” he said.
Sunday’s arrivals were ushered to a special processing area staffed by City Hall employees with “NYC Public Engagement Unit” signs on laptops – and tote bags of supplies, including boxed meals, ready for arrivals.
When the last frontier workers arrived, the area was tightly protected from prying eyes.
However, as they exited the terminal, a small group of activists greeted them with shouts of “refugees are welcome here” and “refugees, welcome to New York.”
The first busload of migrants arrived on Friday, just days after Adams Abbott declined an invitation to visit the southern border to “see firsthand the dire situation”.
Abbott has vowed to keep sending her to New York, which he has described as an “ideal destination” due to its generous treatment of the homeless. He has also sent more than 6,100 to Washington, D.C. since April, which local leaders say has created a crisis.
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