Life in New York is tough for Mexican migrants

Austin Cope/NPR
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white bus with Texas plates has just pulled up outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. The men and women on it have just finished a 30-hour nonstop bus ride from the Mexico border, and have arrived hungry, tired, and some in need of immediate medical care. It’s a hot Wednesday morning in early August, and the rush hour traffic has clogged the city streets outside.

“Bienvenidos a Nueva York,” a small crowd of city officials and relief workers cheers, as TV cameras and photographers crowd around.

This is the scene at one of the bus arrivals from the Texas-Mexico border, as Gov. Greg Abbott shows his opposition to federal immigration policies by sending them to Washington, D.C., – and more recently, to New York City.


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