New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) has signed an executive order that requires charter bus companies transporting illegal aliens to give the city a 32-hour notice before arriving.
“New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) issued an emergency executive order that restricts bus arrivals in the city to curb the migrant surge as more asylum-seekers are sent via bus from Texas.”
We wouldn’t need to do this if our border was secure.. pic.twitter.com/opRDJcC3dv
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) December 28, 2023
The Democrat mayor announced the executive order on Wednesday, which included several rules for transportation of illegal aliens into the “sanctuary city” of New York City. The measure orders charter bus companies to only arrive between 8:30 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday. They are also required to only drop off passengers at one location unless otherwise directed by New York City’s government.
Adams also declared that if these charter bus companies fail to comply with his executive order, they could be facing a class B misdemeanor, possible fines, a lawsuit or even having their buses impounded.
“We really are saying to bus operators and companies, do not participate in Governor Abbott’s actions,” the Democrat mayor said. “We want them to take the appropriate actions of being responsible by taking those actions during the hours we are laying out. Those asylum seekers on the buses, they will not be penalized in any way at all. This does not impact those passengers on the buses.”
Port Authority/ Roosevelt Hotel NYC.
Hours after the NYC Mayor Eric Adams signed an executive order, the migrant buses keep rolling in from Texas, a majority of the migrants that came off were family's with kids, some came off the bus wearing nothing but T-shirt with blankets… pic.twitter.com/QRWJJnuV2U
— Viral News NYC (@ViralNewsNYC) December 28, 2023
This news comes soon after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) revealed that he had booked an “unannounced and uncoordinated” flight transporting roughly 180 illegal aliens from El Paso to Kennedy Airport in New York City. However, the flight was later diverted to Philadelphia because of weather issues.
“We had a plane with over 180 migrants depart for N.Y.C. yesterday – it was re-rerouted due to weather/ground stoppage in N.Y.C., and the migrants were bused the remaining way,” a spokesperson for Abbott explained in a statement.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Adams deemed Abbott’s bussing of illegal aliens represents “another inhumane act of treating human beings like political pawns.”
“Last night – in another inhumane act of treating human beings like political pawns – Texas attempted to send an unannounced and uncoordinated plane with migrants to New York City that was only diverted to Philadelphia due to extreme weather, but whose passengers were then transported here via bus,” a spokesperson for Adams argued in a statement.
“Last week, 14 rogue buses from the State of Texas arrived in a single night, the highest number recorded by the Arrival Center,” the statement continued.
Adams also responded to another one of Abbott’s bussing efforts during a press conference on Tuesday, attacking the Texas governor for transporting more than 120 illegal aliens to the “sanctuary city” of Chicago.
“There’s a high level of uncertainty as we continue to navigate these crises that we’re facing. Governor Abbott has made it clear he wants to destabilize cities and send thousands of migrant and asylum seekers here to the city,” Adams said. “I have to navigate this city out of it. The bottom line is I’m the mayor, and it’s my obligation and responsibility to find the solutions, even if we’re not getting the help that we deserve from Washington, D.C. and we need more help from our partners in Albany as well as they go into this legislative session.”