Migrant Buses Exploit Loophole, Drop Migrants In New Jersey

The office of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) is reporting that several cities in the state have seen buses from Texas and other states dropping off migrants at train stations. Those migrants then board trains in New Jersey to finish their journey to New York City.

On December 27, New York City Mayor Eric Adams issued an executive order that required bus companies carrying migrants to give a 32-hour notice to the city before arriving. According to OANN Adams stated if the companies failed to comply, “it can result in a class B misdemeanor, possible fines, a lawsuit and even buses impounded.”

Bus operators seem to have found a loophole in Adams’ executive order by dropping off the migrants in different New Jersey cities where the migrants can then proceed to New York City.

“Our Administration has tracked the recent arrival of a handful of buses of migrant families at various NJ TRANSIT train stations,” Murphy spokesperson Tyler Jones said in a statement to Politico.

“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. We are closely coordinating with our federal and local partners on this matter, including our colleagues across the Hudson.”

The news comes after reports from Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) that more than 302,000 migrants were encountered at the southern border between December 1 and December 31. According to Fox News, it is the highest total for a single month ever recorded.

New York City has been struggling with the number of migrants entering its borders with reports stating that more than 160,000 asylum-seekers have taken residence in the sanctuary city. Over that same period, however, Texas has seen well over 2 million migrants cross its borders.

A spokesperson for New York City Hall blasted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for his role in the number of migrants being bused to New York City and other sanctuary cities.

“Instead of joining us in treating human beings humanely, Texas Governor Greg Abbott continues to treat asylum seekers like political pawns, and is instead now dropping families off in surrounding cities and states in the cold, dark of night with train tickets to travel to New York City,” the spokesperson said.