Republicans’ approach of busing migrants to major U.S. cities to highlight border issues might be working now that the influx of people has prompted Democratic mayors from New York City and Washington, D.C. to call on President Joe Biden for help.

On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams demanded that the federal government help pay for the wave of asylum seekers headed to the nation’s most densely populated city, warning that resources are quickly spreading thin because of the busloads of people pouring in—especially given the city’s “right to shelter” mandate that guarantees beds for homeless asylum seekers.

While governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona have denied sending migrants to New York City, both have admitted to directing buses to D.C. as part of an effort to bring what they’ve called a border crisis to Biden’s doorstep.

“Border communities are overrun and overwhelmed, and Governor Abbott launched the border bus mission back in April to help provide support to these communities pleading for help where the Biden Administration is dumping migrants,” Renae Eze, a spokesperson for Abbott, told Fox News on Monday.

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