May 21, 2024
New York City Mayor Eric Adams says Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has failed to live up to his vow to coordinate with him on migrants being sent to his city.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams says Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has failed to live up to his vow to coordinate with him on migrants being sent to his city.

Adams said his calls for coordination were ignored despite successfully making contact with the Texas governor’s office and securing a promise to work together.

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“We’ve reached out and stated that, let’s coordinate and work together so we can deal with this crisis together. They refused to do so,” Adams told Jonathan Karl on ABC’s This Week Sunday.

When Karl pressed Adams on whether he had been able to talk with Abbott’s office on the phone, the mayor said he had but that no coordination resulted from the conversation.

“They took the call and stated that they would coordinate — I’m talking about Gov. Abbott. They would coordinate, and they did not coordinate at all, because I don’t think it was politically expedient for them to coordinate. It was more to do this, basically, political gamesmanship that you’re seeing now,” Adams said.

Abbott has previously invited Adams to the southern border to show him the situation regarding migrants and border crossings. Adams reportedly sent some of his officials to the border earlier this month but did not travel himself.

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Abbott has been transporting migrants to various cities that pride themselves as “sanctuary cities,” including Washington, D.C., Chicago, and New York City. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has recently joined Abbott’s trend and sent two planes of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

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