The Big Apple mayor has orderd that bus companies must give the city 32 hours notice in advance of any migrant drop-offs ….
The city is receiving nearly 4,000 legal migrant inflows per week and almost half of those have stayed in the city ….
Buse companies have gotten arounthe orders for notifications in other cities by dropping the migrants in places other that the center city bus terminals…
The migrants are NOT forced to make the trips northward officals in New York and Texas….
“I’m proud to be here with my fellow mayors to call on the federal government to do their part with one voice and to tell Texas Governor Abbott to stop the games and use of migrants as potential as political pawns,” Adams said during the Wednesday announcement. “We cannot allow buses with people needing our help to arrive without warning at any hour of day and night.”
“This not only prevents us from providing assistance in an orderly way, it puts those who have already suffered so much in danger,” he added.
The executive order came the same day five buses arrived in New York City at around 1 a.m., forcing officials to scramble as they received the migrants who had begun their journey with a chartered flight from El Paso. Last week, a record 14 buses arrived from Texas in a single night, Adams said.
Adams said violating his order would result in a misdemeanor punishable by fines or the impounding of charter buses. He also raised the possibility his administration would file lawsuits against violators.
Adams is not the first mayor of the coalition to attempt to restrict the arrival of migrants via chartered buses. Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson devised a similar order in November, and has already issued at least 96 citations to bus companies and impounded at least one bus. But bus companies were able to circumvent the Chicago order by dropping off migrants in far-flung suburbs.
It was unclear if Mayor Adams will try to proactively prevent the same from happening in New York.
While both Adams and Johnson have referred to Abbott’s transporting of migrants as “cruel,” New York City has also paid to transport asylum seekers to destinations outside the city. Between March and November, the city said it spent about $4.6 million to purchase more than 19,300 plane tickets for migrants seeking travel to other cities.
In both Texas and New York, local governments say the migrants are traveling willingly….