Canadian officials demanded in a statement that New York City Mayor Eric Adams "immediately" stop sending illegal aliens across the border to Canadian soil.
Quebec Premier Francois Legault accused Adams of helping illegal aliens make entry into Canada through a spokesperson, according to the New York Post.
“Any form of assistance to migrants crossing the border where it is strictly forbidden to do so should stop immediately,” said the statement from Ewan Sauves.
The New York Post had previously reported that the city government was buying bus tickets for illegal aliens to travel to Plattsburgh, a city in upstate New York only 30 mins away from the Canadian border and 60 miles from Montreal.
Sauves said that Canadian social services were being overwhelmed by migrants and added that 39,161 illegal aliens had crossed the border near Plattsburgh last year.
"No, we don't send migrants to Canada!" laughed Adams while speaking to Don Lemon on CNN. "That needs to be clear!"
Republicans and other critics of Adams pounced on the news to criticize him as a hypocrite for excoriating Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who had taken to busing illegal aliens from his state to NYC and other Democrat-led cities which were known as "sanctuary cities."
Later, a statement from the mayor's office said it was busing people toward Canada, but it was different from what Texas did because it was not coerced.
"We are not coercing people to leave, we are not suggesting or recommending locations, we are not chartering buses, and we are not presenting any kind of false choice," read the statement. "Asylum seekers are only being reticketed on public transportation."
NBC News reported that Canada, in contrast to the U.S., does not pay for migrant shelters, but is does allow migrants to receive welfare and is more generous with work permits.
In January, Adams promised migrants at a shelter in Texas that he would do everything in his power to help them achieve their American dream.
Ironically, Adams previously demanded that Colorado Gov. Eric Polis, also a Democrat, stop sending migrants on buses to New York City because their social services were overwhelmed.
Here's more about Adams illegal alien bus program:
NYC Pays Migrants' Bus Tickets to Canada. Eric Adams Says What Texas Did Was Worse | NBC New Yorkwww.youtube.com
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