Mayor Adams Takes Tough Stance: Criminal Charges for Rogue Migrant Buses in Crackdown

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Mayor Eric Adams is implementing stringent measures against unauthorized migrant buses entering New York City, threatening criminal charges for non-compliant charter bus companies.

In a decisive move, Adams issued an executive order mandating charter bus companies to notify the city’s Emergency Management Office a substantial 32 hours in advance of their arrival in the metropolis. 

Additionally, the order imposes stringent drop-off time constraints, permitting arrivals solely between 8:30 am and 12 pm daily, at a singular location on West 41st Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan.

During a virtual press conference alongside Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson and Denver Mayor Mike Johnston, Adams emphasized the necessity of organized arrivals, stating, “We cannot allow buses with people needing our help to arrive without warning any hour of day and night.” He stressed that such chaotic arrivals not only hindered assistance but also jeopardized the safety of those already enduring significant hardships.

Adams’ Unwavering Commitment Amid the Migrant Crisis

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Mayor Eric Adams is implementing stringent measures against unauthorized migrant buses entering New York City, threatening criminal charges for non-compliant charter bus companies.

Mayor Adams sternly warned of repercussions for non-compliance with the new rules, outlining potential consequences ranging from criminal charges to substantial fines and possible impoundment of buses.

This stringent directive from Adams follows a surge in arrivals, including a record-setting influx of 14 buses carrying asylum seekers from Texas in a single day, and another instance where five buses arrived from Philadelphia carrying migrants who had landed in El Paso, Texas.

Adams clarified that the objective of these measures was not to deter people from seeking asylum but to ensure their safety and establish a more coordinated and orderly process for their arrival.

As Adams and fellow Democratic mayors advocated for federal intervention, they criticized Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s actions, accusing him of exploiting migrants for political purposes by sending over 80,000 migrants to Democratic-led cities across the nation.

Amidst the ongoing migrant crisis, Adams remains steadfast in his commitment to regulating the arrivals of asylum seekers, aiming to provide essential aid while ensuring a structured and secure process for their entry into the city.

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