Mayor Eric Adams suddenly decides that refugees are not as welcome as he first said they would be.
After New York City’s woke mayor, Eric Adams said he would “welcome refugees with open arms” last week as a busload of 50 migrants were shipped in, he now seems to be changing his mind as more migrant busses arrive from the border.
Speaking at a news conference on Sunday morning, Adams greeted a busload of migrants as they passed through the city. Only 40 chose to leave the bus at NY, with the remaining 36 deciding to opt for different locations.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has begun to bus the migrants away from the border as a never-ending number continually swarms across into border states day on day. While woke leaders from other states encourage an open-border approach to illegal migrants, they seem reluctant to share the burden of housing and keeping them in their regions.
Adams blasted Abbott on Sunday, suggesting that it was “horrific” that the supposed ‘refugees’ were supposedly not able to choose the area of the US they’d like to live and work in while their asylum claim is processed.
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“This is horrific when you think about what the governor is doing,” he said as he claimed the migrants did not realize they were on their way to New York.
Slightly concerning that as the mayor of the city, he thinks it’s “horrific” to send migrants there!
“We’re finding that some of the families are on the bus that wanted to go to other locations, and they were not allowed to do so,” he whinged.
“They were forced on the bus with the understanding that they were going to other locations that they wanted to go to, and when they tried to explain they were not allowed to do so.”
The United Nations describes a ‘refugee’ as:
“Persons who are outside their country of origin for reasons of feared persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or other circumstances that have seriously disturbed public order and, as a result, require international protection.”
With that in mind, surely the part of the United States where such a desperate individual who is attempting to escape violence is sent pales into insignificance? Unless, of course, you’re talking about economic migrants, which is what the majority of illegal immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border really are.
Under UN law, countries may legally keep those claiming asylum in detention centers while their claims are made, and many countries, including Australia, do just that.
Last year, US border patrol agents reported 1.7 million encounters with migrants crossing the border. Border states like Texas have been forced to bear the brunt of the crisis. But Adams blasted Abbott for failing to inform him about when the buses ferrying a few dozen migrants might turn up:
“They’re not letting us know when the buses are leaving. They’re not letting us know what are the needs of the people on the bus,” he moaned.
“They are not giving us any information, so we’re unable to really provide the service to people en route.”
Talk about reaping what you sow! Meanwhile, in a statement on Friday, Abbott said:
“I hope he follows through on his promise of welcoming all migrants with open arms so that our overrun and overwhelmed border towns can find relief.”