More than 1,500 migrants have arrived in NYC from Texas this month
Another bus carrying approximately 50 illegal migrants arrived in New York City Saturday from Texas, with another bus expected later in the morning.
Migrants transported to New York City were mostly young men, as well several women.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has sent more than 1,500 migrants to the Big Apple in a bid to draw attention to the ongoing immigration crisis on the southern border.
New York officials said this week that the city is using 14 hotels to provide housing to the new arrivals.
"Texas is filling the gaps left in Biden's absence at our border," Abbott wrote on social media after the Saturday buses arrived.
"We've made over 19,000 arrests, seized over 335.5M lethal fentanyl doses, & sent over 7,400 migrants on buses to DC and over 1,500 to NYC.
Supporters see Abbott's bus program as forcing liberal cities and government to deal with the reality of mass illegal immigration.
New York City and Washington D.C. have positioned themselves as "sanctuary cities."Critics say the buses are a cheap ploy for attention.
"He’s weaponizing asylum seekers," Manuel Castro, commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs said.
"It is shameful, and it is our moral obligation to condemn the use of human beings for political purposes."