The mayor of New York has declared a “humanitarian crisis” in his city after 2,500 migrants were bused into the Big Apple and floods of people poured into Texas every day.
Eric Adams has revealed migrants arriving in New York could be accommodated on Norwegian cruise ships as he plans to take legal action against Governor Abbott amid the spiraling migrant problem in the country.
He is also planning to take legal action against the governor of the Lone Star State as thousands of immigrants continue to be shipped across the country – in many cases, without prior warning.
Republican governors have again escalated the war on immigration in Democratic-run areas by threatening to airlift illegal migrants to President Biden’s home state of Delaware.
Buses and planes full of illegal immigrants have so far arrived in New York, Chicago, Washington DC and Massachusetts from the southern borders.
In a series of scathing interviews, Adams said the severe humanitarian crisis he faced was to some extent caused by “the governors of the southern states”.
At least six buses of asylum seekers arrived in New York from Texas on Sunday – as the city’s shelters reached “breaking point”. A total of more than 11,000 migrants have arrived in the city since May, 2,500 of whom were sent by bus by Governor Abbott.
Eric Adams of New York told CBS2: “Our legal team is looking at the legal challenges we might have with Texas.
New York Mayor Eric Adams said his administration is considering housing migrants on cruise ships in a bid to cope with the influx
Migrants are loaded onto MTA buses in Manhattan after arriving by bus from Texas at the Port Authority bus station this morning
A group of migrants arrive in New York and are sent by bus from Texas. The Big Apple has faced an influx of migrants in recent months as southern state governors continue to escalate the immigration war again in Democratic-ruled areas.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott (pictured) has been criticized for his plans to ship migrants across the country. New York Governor Eric Adams has now said his team is considering taking legal action against him
A cruise ship is seen in the Hudson River in New York. It’s unclear if Eric Adams has drawn up plans to house migrants on ships like this, but he mentioned it could be an option to deal with the growing crisis.
“We believe we have some options because when you unwittingly put someone on a bus, we believe it’s breaking the law… We’re making every effort to make sure New Yorkers are safe. [not] be treated unfairly.
“We see this as a temporary measure, not a permanent one. A permanent measure is to get people to find housing.
“We need to find temporary measures to solve this problem.”
And Eric Adams revealed to WCBS that his team is considering potentially housing the thousands of people being bussed into the Big Apple on cruise ships.
He added: “We have looked at everything from the legality of using any type of cruise ship to temporary accommodation.”
It comes after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis caused a stir by airlifting 50 Venezuelan migrants to Martha’s Vineyard in an unannounced attempt to relocate asylum seekers to the exclusive Massachusetts island.
The immigrants were then transported by officials to an army base on Cape Cod.
According to the Democratic mayor, New York’s migrant housing facilities have been pushed to the brink in recent months – with the city having already opened 23 emergency shelters.
Adams said another 38 shelters would need to be created to deal with the growing problem.
Cruise ships were seen as a form of housing for migrants and the homeless under Mike Bloomberg’s administration. However, the plan was never followed through.
Migrants, including young children, are welcomed to New York after being transported by bus from Texas. Many have called the situation a humanitarian emergency
People are welcomed to New York on Monday morning
It is unclear if any details about cruise ship accommodation have yet been worked out by the Adams administration.
Speaking on ABC on Sunday, Adams added: “This is an American crisis that we have to deal with – a humanitarian crisis that was brought about by human hands, by some of the governors of the southern states.”
It comes as Republicans have stepped up their attacks on the Biden administration as they try to make immigration the theme of November’s midterm elections.
Although the Martha’s Vineyard move was hailed in Republican circles, liberals criticized DeSantis for pulling off what they called a cruel blow that used human lives as pawns in a political game.
Among the critics was President Biden, who said DeSantis was “playing politics with human beings.”
Children are bused from Texas to New York on Monday morning
Martha’s Vineyard declared a migrant emergency and called in the National Guard, prompting immigrants to be moved 32 miles from Cape Cod
Pictured: A group of 50 migrants enjoyed Venezuelan food at the military base after Martha’s Vineyard declared an emergency when the group arrived
Many have called the situation a humanitarian emergency, while Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said Martha’s Vineyard – with a population of 15,000 – is “not equipped to provide sustainable housing” for migrants.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also took aim at DeSantis at a press conference, urging other Republicans who disagree with his “plan” to “speak up.”
She said: “It’s a problem and we’ve been clear about it, it’s an inhumane problem, it’s heinous and we shouldn’t use people, migrants, who are fleeing communism as a political pawn. .”
Defending its migrant bus project across the county, Governor Abbott’s office said in a statement Friday, “The bus mission is bringing much-needed relief to our overwhelmed border communities.”