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New York Mayor Eric Adams said Sunday the city is considering legal action against Texas over buses full of migrants sent from the Lone Star State to the Big Apple.
“Our legal team is looking at legal challenges we might have with Texas,” the Democrat told CBS 2. “We think we have some options because when you unintentionally put someone on a bus, we think that breaking the law… We spare no effort to ensure that New Yorkers are [not] be treated unfairly.”
It comes as more buses arrived in New York from Texas on Sunday morning.
Adams also suggested the city could use cruise ships to house the thousands of migrants who have entered the city’s homeless shelters. He said former mayor Mike Bloomberg viewed cruise ships as temporary housing to address homelessness, but never followed through.
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“We see this as a temporary measure, not a permanent measure. A permanent measure is to get people into housing,” he said during the CBS 2 interview. to resolve this problem.”
Since May, at least 11,000 migrants have entered the city’s homeless shelters, including 2,500 who arrived on buses sent from Texas. New York City has opened 23 emergency shelters and is expected to open 38 more, Adams said.
In other TV interviews on Sunday, Adams called on Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott to at least notify the city of the migrant bus dispatch.
City hall officials called Abbott’s office and asked to coordinate the arrival of buses to allow time to contact family members and sponsors of the newcomers and prepare the accommodation space.
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“They took the call, said they would coordinate,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“And they didn’t coordinate at all, because I don’t think it’s politically expedient for them to coordinate. It was more to do that, basically, the political showmanship that you see,” Adams continued. .
Abbott said Texas would continue sending migrant buses to sanctuary cities like New York, Washington, DC and Chicago until the federal government secures the southern border.
Fox News’ Bill Melugin said a Department of Homeland Security source reported that the El Paso, Texas area had seen 1,967 trespasses with just 335 Title 42 evictions during a window of 24 hours from Saturday to Sunday.
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During the same period, the Del Rio sector had 1,707 illegal crossings with only 514 Title 42 evictions and the Yuma sector had 757 illegal crossings with only 39 Title 42 evictions, according to Melugin’s source.
Adams said in two additional TV interviews Sunday that Abbott and Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis, who ferried migrants to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, were moving migrants to distract them from their “erosions of basic human rights.” ‘man’, citing Republican positions on abortion and guns.
The offices of Abbott and Adams did not respond to Fox News Digital’s requests for comment.