New groups of illegal immigrants were bused to New York and Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
The destination for the illegal border-crossers headed to Washington was the Naval Observatory, close to Vice President Kamala Harris’s residence, reported the New York Post.
This was not the first time that illegal aliens have been transported there.
Two buses reached Port Authority in Manhattan on Thursday as well. According to city officials, 16,600 immigrants have arrived in New York as of Oct. 2.
Governors of Southern states, such as Texas’s Greg Abbott and Florida’s Ron DeSantis, have sent buses of illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities such as New York and Washington. In September, DeSantis sent a group of illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, where liberal elites such as former President Barack Obama have residences.
In New York, thousands of illegal immigrants have been housed in a tent city on Randall’s Island and in Manhattan hotels.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency on Friday, saying that the housing and social services for the migrants will cost $1 billion. He called this unsustainable.
“New York City is doing all we can but we are reaching the outer limit of our ability to help,” he said.
“This crisis is not of our own making but one that will affect everyone in this city now and in the months ahead,” Adams said.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday that he will keep sending illegal immigrants to New York, despite Adams’s state of emergency declaration.
“Sanctuary cities like New York City experience a FRACTION of what Texas border communities face every day,” Abbott posted on Twitter. “We’ll continue busing migrants to NYC, DC, & Chicago to relieve our overwhelmed border towns until [President] Biden does his job to secure the border.”
Seven buses arrived in New York on Wednesday, according to Fox. In recent months, Abbott has sent dozens of buses with illegal immigrants to Washington, New York, and Chicago.
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a public emergency over buses of immigrants that continued to arrive in the city from Texas and Arizona last month. This would enable city funds to be allocated for housing and for setting up the Office of Migrant Services.