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ANOTHER migrant bus arrives in NYC from Texas with 89 people on board – including five children: Ambulance waits at Port Authority for ‘very sick’ person to arrive as ‘some’ passengers test COVID positive

  • Another busload of 89 immigrants arrived in NYC from Texas today, including a family with a child as young as one
  • An ambulance was waiting at the Port Authority for a ‘very, very sick’ passenger
  • A number of passengers have been tested for COVID and are positive

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New York City today welcomed another busload of 89 immigrants from Texas, including a family with a child of just one.

An ambulance has been sent to wait for the migrants at the Port Authority, as a passenger is ‘very, very ill’ and needs medical attention.

Those on the bus have been tested for COVID, and there have been “some positive tests,” said Manuel Castro, who works in the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigration.

Some of the migrants on the bus had been separated from their families before the trip and were unaware they were on their way to New York when they boarded the bus, including a man separated from his pregnant wife and children.

Manuel Castro, the mayor's office of immigration affairs commissioner, greets migrants upon arrival in New York City

Manuel Castro, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, greets migrants upon arrival in New York City

Castro said some passengers ended up going to other final destinations, including Chicago and Florida

Castro said some passengers ended up going to other final destinations, including Chicago and Florida

Castro said some passengers ended up going to other final destinations, including Chicago and Florida

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1660313561 764 89 MORE migrants including five children are bussed into New

“It’s clear they don’t get the support they need in Texas,” Castro said, adding that the migrants were “exhausted and tired.”

The man’s wife was left in Texas, while their grandmother was sent to San Antonio in the opposite direction.

Castro said some passengers ended up going to other final destinations, including Chicago and Florida, expressing concerns about “how they get there.”

“It’s clear they don’t get the support they need in Texas,” Castro said, adding that the migrants were “exhausted and tired.”

He also said those who were transported by bus from Texas were given waivers to sign but did not hand over copies of it.

“Using people as political pawns is disgusting,” Castro said.

Last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott began busing undocumented migrants to New York City in a symbolic demonstration of protest for President Joe Biden, ending a pandemic program that allows border agents to more easily thwart illegal border crossings.

New York has considered itself a haven for undocumented migrants and does not cooperate with immigration enforcement officers on deportation or detention issues.

Adams (center in white shirt) is seen Sunday welcoming children who arrived in New York City on a bus from Texas.  While 40 migrants were expected, only 14 disembarked in New York City due to fears of crime in the Big Apple

Adams (center in white shirt) is seen Sunday welcoming children who arrived in New York City on a bus from Texas.  While 40 migrants were expected, only 14 disembarked in New York City due to fears of crime in the Big Apple

Adams (center in white shirt) is seen Sunday welcoming children who arrived in New York City on a bus from Texas. While 40 migrants were expected, only 14 disembarked in New York City due to fears of crime in the Big Apple

Over the weekend, Abbott busted more than 100 undocumented migrants from Texas to New York City so they could use city support services

Over the weekend, Abbott busted more than 100 undocumented migrants from Texas to New York City so they could use city support services

Over the weekend, Abbott busted more than 100 undocumented migrants from Texas to New York City so they could use city support services

Asylum seekers wait to be transported by US Customs and Border Protection agents after crossing the Rio Grande River into the US from Mexico, at Eagle Pass, Texas, US, July 26.  Texas Governor Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey both signed orders giving migrants the opportunity to take free buses to Washington, DC and New York City.

Asylum seekers wait to be transported by US Customs and Border Protection agents after crossing the Rio Grande River into the US from Mexico, at Eagle Pass, Texas, US, July 26.  Texas Governor Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey both signed orders giving migrants the opportunity to take free buses to Washington, DC and New York City.

Asylum seekers wait to be transported by US Customs and Border Protection agents after crossing the Rio Grande River into the US from Mexico, at Eagle Pass, Texas, US, July 26. Texas Governor Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey both signed orders giving migrants the opportunity to take free buses to Washington, DC and New York City.

On Tuesday, Adams called Abbott’s program “irresponsible” for using people for a “political ploy.”

He also threatened to bus New Yorkers to Texas to knock on the door of Abbott’s upcoming gubernatorial opponent, Beto O’Rourke.

“I’ve already called all my friends in Texas and told them how to vote,” Adams said. “I’m deeply considering taking a busload of New Yorkers to go to Texas and knocking on the door the old-fashioned way, because for the good of America we need to get him out of office.”

He had previously called Abbott’s program “horrific.”

“It’s unimaginable to come to this country and your first visit here and someone trying to kick you out, like the governor of Texas does,” Adams said. “I think he’s irresponsible. I don’t think he’s accomplishing anything. There’s a reason the Statue of Liberty is there. We all came from somewhere…I don’t think he’s accomplishing anything except exposing the type of person he is.”

The Adams news agency said they were unable to discuss the mayor’s political plans and emphasized that the mayor said he was considering it.

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