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NYC Mayor Adams threatens to impound buses transporting migrants into sanctuary city
New York City Mayor Eric Adams (Jeff Bachner/New York Daily News/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

NYC Mayor Adams threatens to impound buses transporting migrants into sanctuary city

Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced Wednesday new rules regarding migrant buses arriving in the sanctuary city.

Adams followed Democratic Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson's lead by enacting new restrictions in an attempt to thwart Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott's busing efforts.

Last month, Chicago implemented regulations concerning where and when buses can drop off migrants, Blaze News previously reported. Bus companies that fail to comply with the restriction could have their vehicles impounded and face up to $3,000 in fines. Johnson claimed that the companies responded to Chicago's rules by cutting off communication regarding drop-off times and locations.

On Wednesday, Adams decided to implement similar restrictions. According to his new executive order, bus companies transporting migrants to New York City must give city officials 32 hours' notice. Migrants must also be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday through Friday at one designated location. According to Adams, 14 "rogue" charter buses carrying migrants arrived in one evening.

Companies that refuse to comply with Adams' order could be charged with a class B misdemeanor, which includes penalties of up to three months in prison, a $500 maximum fine for individuals, and a $2,000 maximum fine for corporations. Buses may also be impounded.

"We've begun to see another surge of migrants arriving. We expect this to intensify over the coming days as a result of @GovAbbott's cruel and inhumane politics," the mayor posted on X Wednesday.

Adams noted that he is "proud to stand with" Johnson, and he renewed calls for the federal government to step up and address the migrant crisis.

"We are proud to have helped nearly 60 percent of the more than 161,000 migrants who have come through our intake system move out of shelter," he stated. "But cities cannot continue to do the federal government's job for them. We need federal and state help to resettle and support the remaining 68,000 migrants currently in New York City's care and the thousands of individuals who continue to arrive every single week, and for Governor Abbott to finally stop the games and use of migrants as political pawns."

As a result of Johnson's efforts to slow down the buses, Abbott's office began flying migrants into Chicago. Fox News Digital reported that Texas is also flying migrants into New York City.

Renae Eze told the news outlet, "The hypocrisy of Mayor Adams is astounding. Mayor Adams had touted New York City's self-declared sanctuary city status, then sent his own buses of migrants out to small towns in New York. Texas has only transported about 32,000 migrants to New York City, while President Biden has been flying planeloads of migrants all around the country and oftentimes in the cover of night."

"With millions of residents, New York is only dealing with a fraction of what our small border communities deal with on a day-to-day basis," she continued. "Until President Biden steps up and does his job to secure the border, Texas will continue busing migrants to sanctuary cities to help our local partners respond to this Biden-made crisis."

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Candace Hathaway

Candace Hathaway

Candace Hathaway is a staff writer for Blaze News.
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