Somewhat amusingly, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser are upset that Texas Governor Abbott is sending them a few buses full of illegal aliens. This despite both Mayors proclaiming their cities to be sanctuary cities. The Democrats are skilled at flipping things back at the Republicans, and this is another example of that.
Long before Abbott started sending the buses, both Washington, D.C. and New York City have been destinations for illegal aliens. Montgomery County, Maryland outside D.C. has a huge legal and illegal alien population. New York City is much the same. I believe that both cities would be experiencing a crisis even without Abbott sending even a single bus to these locations. However, since Abbott has done so, it has given the Mayors an excuse to throw it back at Abbott and claim that it is the Governor’s fault and not do a mea culpa over proclaiming their cities to be sanctuary cities [GOP states push back against DC, NYC calls for federal help with migrant surge, by Adam Shaw, Fox News, July 22, 2022].
The number of illegal aliens being sent to both cities is a very small fraction of the whole that is crossing the southern border. more here