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Arizona and Texas to NYC: Welcome to Our World

Filed under: General — Dana @ 8:30 am

[guest post by Dana]

Arizona and Texas laughing out loud:

New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday demanded the federal government help pay for what he said was a wave of asylum seekers pouring into the city, claiming its safety net was being strained by busloads of people coming from border states and elsewhere.

Adams’ comments echo those of Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who took to national TV Sunday morning to say her city’s homeless shelters were filling up because of buses being sent en masse to the city from Texas and Arizona.

Further complicating matters, New York City has a “right to shelter” mandate stating that any homeless asylum seeker who comes to town, by any means, has to be put in a bed somewhere.

Mayor Adams claims that the buses are being sent from Texas and Arizona to New York City, however, the governors of the two states deny that New York City was the chosen destination for the buses:

“Currently, New York City is experiencing a marked increase in the number of asylum seekers who are arriving from Latin America and other regions. In some instances, families are arriving on buses sent by the Texas and Arizona governments, while in other cases, it appears that individuals are being sent by the federal government,” Adams said in a statement, adding that more than 2,800 asylum seekers had entered the shelter system in recent weeks.

But the offices of both Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey denied Adams’ claim, saying in separate statements that they were in fact sending asylum seekers to Washington – but not to New York City.


26 Responses to “Arizona and Texas to NYC: Welcome to Our World”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (1225fc)

  2. Give ‘em a taste of it.

    Colonel Haiku (898da7)

  3. Well, the bus ’em to DC thing is decidedly “performative” as politics go. But it makes a point — blue states saddling red states with an additional cost while being very morality lecture about it.

    Immigration is the worst issue — because there is no reason to believe any restrictions passed by Congress will actually be enforced. And so politicians can spout off without consequences.

    Appalled (fa627b)

  4. Right idea; wrong locale.

    Ship’em to ‘Brandon Falls, Delaware.’

    ‘Brandon Falls’ Added to Google Maps to Mock Biden’s Bike Fall

    ‘In July 2022, social media users started to circulate a screenshot from Google Maps that supposedly showed the location where U.S. President Joe Biden had fallen off his bike the previous month was named “Brandon Falls.” Biden truly did fall off his bike during a cycling trip in Delaware in June 2022. As of this writing, if you open Google Maps, you can find a historical landmark named “Brandon Falls” near the site of this incident. However, “Brandon Falls” was not an official state-sanctioned landmark. Google Maps allows users to create public landmarks, which means someone established and named the site on the mapping application to mock the president.’ –

    DCSCA (f3c489)

  5. I hear that Los Angeles wants more homeless people.

    Kevin M (eeb9e9)

  6. Arizona and Texas to NYC: Welcome to Our World

    OT and ‘highly’ appropriate for a July 20th; welcome to “Another World:”

    DCSCA (99a134)

  7. > any homeless asylum seeker who comes to town, by any means, has to be put in a bed somewhere.

    This highlights a lowkey problem with federalism.

    A state in general cannot discriminate against recent immigrants to the state.

    So if a state as a policy matter decides that they want all homeless people in the state to be housed, and they cannot discriminate against recent immigrants, then there’s a huge incentive for other states to construct programs to ship their homeless off to the state that wants to house their local homeless.

    Unless we’re going to allow states to discriminate against recent immigrants, there is no non-federal-level solution to this problem.

    aphrael (aca6a3)

  8. Then; now. Still a wonder…

    DCSCA (99a134)

  9. Interesting concept. In about four-five months it will start to get cold on the East coast. Then those states can bus people to Texas and Arizona. Fully natural born US citizens looking for a little sun should not be hard to find.

    Fred (12f266)

  10. Chuck Schumer always wanted Remain in Mexico to end

    so, now it’s Remain in New York

    JF (5374d6)

  11. I’d like to know how many of these were bussed by texas and arizona, and how many were shuttled by demented Joe’s private charters?

    that the administration is keeping that information under wraps should tell you something

    JF (5374d6)

  12. Breaking: Joe Biden Says He Has Cancer During Speech, Sends White House Scrambling

    President Joe Biden sent the White House press shop scrambling on Wednesday after telling a crowd he has cancer. Biden was speaking in Somerset, Massachusetts, where he announced new climate change initiatives in front of the site of a shuttered power plant. The location will now be used to harness offshore wind power.

    But during his speech, Biden appeared to either misspeak or casually announce he has cancer:

    “I lived just up the road in an apartment complex when we moved to Delaware, and just up the road a little school I went to, Holy Rosary Grade School. And because it was a four-lane highway that was accessible, my mother drove us, and rather than us be able to walk.

    And guess what? The first frost, you know what was happening? You had to put on your windshield wipers to get, literally the oil slick off the window. That’s why I and so many damn other people I grew up [with] have cancer, and why for the longest time Delaware had the highest cancer rate in the nation.

    Biden’s comments prompted the White House to clarify Biden’s comments, which suggested he currently has cancer. The White House pointed to a tweet from Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler on the matter. Kessler quote-tweeted a tweet by the Republican National Committee pointing out Biden’s remark. He called the tweet “dumb,” because the White House previously said he had non-melanoma skin cancers removed.

    However, the fact is that Biden was speaking in the present tense, so it was more than fair to ask for clarification as to whether the president of the United States currently has cancer.

    [ ] idiot

    [ ] imbecile

    [ ] idiot an imbecile


    DCSCA (840913)

  13. History of mankind the decent are overwhelmed by the scum of the earth. In this case decent liberals trying to help the homeless are being thwarted by conservative indecent governors who could care less about decency. In the republican fascist police state of arizona homeless families (some american citizens are camping out in fields in 110 degree heat with little are no cover as the few homeless shelters there are here are overwhelmed. The media here hardly reports on heat deaths usually only when it is a child.

    asset (38e4f4)

  14. Asset,

    facts not in evidence for 100 Alex.

    NJRob (eb56c3)

  15. It is almost certain that Biden has prostate cancer. But it might take 50 years to kill him.

    Kevin M (eeb9e9)

  16. My irony meter just cooked off

    EPWJ (650a62)

  17. A confusing speech, DCSCA. Does Biden have dementia or cancer?

    Colonel Haiku (d900e5)

  18. @17. Maybe a few more weekends in what he clearly says is ‘Deadly Delaware’ – where hie goes all the time– will sort it out for him. Maybe stand in front of the microwave oven eating a bowl of ice cream every night, too. OTOH, he avoids Scranton– and it’s dreaded plague of coal miner black lung disease. 😉

    DCSCA (f9d232)

  19. I heard Biden use the same story earlier in the year to complain that he and most of his friends developed asthma and blamed oil companies and the state of Delaware for that.

    Colonel Haiku (d900e5)

  20. @19. Clearly he’s a sick fella. 😉

    DCSCA (f47726)

  21. As much as I dislike Trump, the man, I have said that understand why there are Trump voters. Here’s a NY Times column that expresses my feelings better than I ever could:

    I Was Wrong About Trump Voters

    The worst line I ever wrote as a pundit — yes, I know, it’s a crowded field — was the first line I ever wrote about the man who would become the 45th president: “If by now you don’t find Donald Trump appalling, you’re appalling.”

    This opening salvo, from August 2015, was the first in what would become dozens of columns denouncing Trump as a unique threat to American life, democratic ideals and the world itself. I regret almost nothing of what I said about the man and his close minions. But the broad swipe at his voters caricatured them and blinkered me.

    It also probably did more to help than hinder Trump’s candidacy. Telling voters they are moral ignoramuses is a bad way of getting them to change their minds.

    What were they seeing that I wasn’t?

    Kevin M (eeb9e9)

  22. Off-topic: Is it possible to get the preview back?

    Kevin M (eeb9e9)

  23. “What were they seeing that I wasn’t?”

    In Stephens’ case, there isn’t enough time in a day to adequately address that.

    Colonel Haiku (57fca7)

  24. The same could be said about those reflexively supporting Mr Trump.

    Kevin M (eeb9e9)

  25. Could be, but there are quite a few things said and written about him – some even winning prestigious prizes! – that have been shown for the fantasies and malevolent lies they are.

    Colonel Haiku (8b99b0)

  26. And some NeverTrumperellas can’t keep their bias and personal hatred in check, much less under wraps.

    Wonder what that says about them?

    Colonel Haiku (8b99b0)

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