New Jersey is taking an interesting approach to ridding the state of illegal immigrants who have been bused there: They are using police officers to funnel migrants across the river into New York City.
The New York Post reported this week that the Garden State has employed a plan to use police officers to guide the arriving immigrants to New York City. The Big Apple is their final destination anyway, but they have been dropped off in New Jersey in recent weeks in response to a new law passed by NYC Mayor Eric Adams (D) that puts limitations on bus companies transporting migrants.
Illegal Migrants Skirt NYC Bus Restrictions by Taking Trains from New Jersey
“They decided before they crossed the river into New York, they would drop them in New Jersey…They take a little train that so many commuters take into the city and then voila, they’re here in… pic.twitter.com/TV0EIPhnzE
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The Post report outlines that once the migrants arrive in New Jersey, officers who work for NJ Transit put them on trains that go directly into New York City. The report says that in just the last week, there were 1,017 asylum seekers who were sent to the Garden State, and 953 of them have since gone to Manhattan.
Adams is not at all on board with the plan being put forth by New Jersey, led by Gov. Phil Murphy (D), but the leader of the Garden State doesn’t seem to mind.
“New York City is where there is federal support and resources available,” he said recently. “This is a manageable situation, and I expect it will continue to be so.”
In addition to putting heavy restrictions on bus companies, the Adams administration recently filed a lawsuit against 17 charter bus companies for their role in transporting illegal immigrants to his city, seeking $700 million in damages.
Adams issued an executive order recently that seeks to put restrictions on bus companies that are transporting migrants from the southern border to his city. Most of these buses are being sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R).
Part of the restrictions include a requirement for the companies to give 32 hours notice before they arrive in Manhattan. In addition, they can only drop migrants off between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and noon and must do so at one location on West 41st Street.