(HorizonPost.com) – To bypass New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ crackdown on charter buses delivering migrants to New York City, busloads of illegal aliens are being dropped off in New Jersey where they are hopping on trains to Manhattan, the New York Post reported.
Town officials in Secaucus, New Jersey were informed by the Hudson County Executive’s Office on Saturday that four buses filled with migrants bound for New York City had arrived at the Secaucus Junction station.
In a statement, Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli said the buses were dropping the migrants at the station so they could board trains to New York. The mayor suspected that the buses were using Secaucus as a hub to evade Mayor Adams’ executive order that imposed new restrictions on bus companies delivering migrants to the Big Apple.
Gonnelli suggested that Mayor Adams’ restrictions may have been “too stringent” and have resulted “in unexpected consequences.”
On December 27, Mayor Adams issued an executive order requiring charter buses to contact New York’s Emergency Management Office 32 hours before a bus is scheduled to arrive in the city.
The order also limits when buses can drop off migrants to between 8:30 a.m. and noon. Drop-offs are only permitted at one location in Manhattan on West 41st Street.
Any charter company that fails to follow the new restrictions could face fines, criminal charges, and lawsuits. The city could also impound the buses.
Companies failing to comply with the order could face a class B misdemeanor, which comes with up to three months in jail and a $2,000 fine.
Gary Jeffas, the Secaucus Town Administrator, told the New York Post that two additional buses arrived at Secaucus Junction station on Monday, January 1 where the migrants boarded trains to New York.
Mayor Adams’ executive order went into effect on Friday, December 29, with NYPD monitoring for any buses dropping off migrants outside of the designated time.
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