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How Gov. Greg Abbott exported a border crisis to New York City

New York City was not initially a destination when the Texas governor began busing asylum-seekers east. That changed after NYC Mayor Eric Adams launched his war of words against Abbott, who’s now sending hundreds to the Big Apple.

A migrant steps down from a chartered bus and makes his way to the inside of the Port Authority building.
Mutual aid groups lay out items for the migrants at the southwest corner of 42st Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan, outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal, on Aug. 10. 2022.

Counting on the Grannies

Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a press conference with nine other governors regarding the southern border at Anzalduas Park in Mission on Oct. 6, 2021.

National appeal

Clogged shelter system

“Just doing our best”

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