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New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ recent measures to regulate migrant bus arrivals are being circumvented, with operators rerouting to New Jersey train stations.

Last week, Adams mandated a 32-hour notice from bus operators aware of transporting migrants with third-party-paid fares, aiming to manage the city’s surging migrant influx. Despite this, officials have observed buses unloading migrants at Secaucus Junction Train Station, a 15-minute journey to New York City, effectively sidestepping the city’s new protocol.

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Tyler Jones from the New Jersey Governor’s office conveyed the state’s position: “Our Administration has tracked the recent arrival of a handful buses of migrant families at various NJ TRANSIT train stations. New Jersey is primarily being used as a transit point for these families — all or nearly all of them continued with their travels en route to their final destination of New York City.”

Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli observed, “It seems quite clear the bus operators are finding a way to thwart the requirements of the Executive Order by dropping migrants at the train station in Secaucus and having them continue to their final destination.”

This comes as Mayor Adams, confronted with over 160,000 asylum-seekers in the past year, has repeatedly sought federal support to assist the city’s growing numbers.


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