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Gov. Abbott: Immigrants Have Constitutional Right To ‘Voluntarily’ Travel To NYC

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The mayor of New York City has filed a $708 million lawsuit against charter bus companies that transported migrants from Texas to New York City, aiming to cover the care provided for 33,600 asylum seekers since 2022.

This legal action is in response to the financial burden placed on the city due to the migrant crisis.

Texas has bused over 90,000 migrants to “sanctuary cities,” prompting legal disputes and accusations of violating state law. (Trending: Pro Sport Announces Shock Decision On Transgender Athletes)

The lawsuit alleges that the bus companies intentionally transported people into New York with the aim of shifting the costs of their care to the state.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has dismissed the lawsuit, claiming that the migrants traveled voluntarily and have the constitutional authority to travel across the country.

The lawsuit alleges that bus companies knew “they were transporting individuals who were likely to, and in fact did, seek shelter and emergency services from the City of New York.”

Gov. Abbott wrote, “This lawsuit is baseless and deserves to be sanctioned.”

“It’s clear that Mayor Adams knows nothing about the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, or about the constitutional right to travel that has been recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court,” his statement continued.

“Every migrant bused or flown to New York City did so voluntarily, after having been authorized by the Biden Administration to remain in the United States,” wrote Abbott.

“As such, they have constitutional authority to travel across the country that Mayor Adams is interfering with. If the Mayor persists in this lawsuit, he may be held legally accountable for his violations,” explained the Texas governor.

Mayor Adams said, charter bus companies “have violated state law by not paying the cost of caring for these migrants, and that’s why we are suing to recoup approximately $700 million already spent to care for migrants sent here in the last two years by Texas.”

The lawsuit also alleges that the charter bus companies violated state law by not paying for the cost of caring for the migrants.

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