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NYC Mayor sends 'fact-finding' delegation to border as more migrants are bused from Texas 

Adam’s office claims that Abbott’s office has been “unresponsive” and is turning the situation “into a political sideshow"

September 7, 2022 4:34am

Updated: September 7, 2022 10:04am

New York City Mayor Eric Adams sent a delegation to the southern border on Tuesday as Texas Governor Greg Abbott continues to bus undocumented immigrants from Texas to the Big Apple. 

The “fact-finding” delegation met with Border Patrol officials in Eagle Pass, Texas, one of the most popular border crossing points for migrants. 

"We’ve sent members of the team down on a fact-finding mission to hear directly from folks on the ground along the southern border and get the real answers we’re not getting from Texas, including whether they are sending asylum seekers to New York City even if they prefer to go elsewhere," press secretary Fabian Levy said in a statement.

Governor Abbott has sent more than 7,400 migrants to Washington, D.C. since April, more than 1,900 migrants to New York City, and around 100 migrants to Chicago in an effort to push back against the nation’s immigration policies.

As a result, New York City officials have become overwhelmed by the new influx of migrants as they try to open an influx center and find housing for those coming to the city.

Adam’s office claims that Abbott’s office has been “unresponsive” and is turning the situation “into a political sideshow.”

"It’s the worst type of politics," Adams said last month. "It’s hateful politics to raise his national profile and, you know what, you should not be doing it by taking away the respect and dignity of people who are in need."

A source told Fox News that Adam’s delegation was also going to tour the Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) new temporary processing facility in Eagle Pass, where migrants usually stay during processing before they are released or deported. 

"Here in New York, we will continue to welcome asylum seekers with open arms, as we learn more about the process, meet with real partners, and see, firsthand, the reportedly inhumane conditions in which asylum seekers are being subjected to by the state of Texas," Levy added.

Abbott’s office responded to the delegation’s visit by saying that Mayor Adams should come to see the border in person. 

"Governor Abbott’s invitation is still open for Mayor Adams to come to visit our southern border and see firsthand the devastating impacts of the Biden-made crisis on border towns smaller than an NYC borough — instead of sending his staffers on a secret trip to Texas," press secretary Renae Eze said in a statement.