Busloads of rogue migrants arrive in New York again, ahead of crackdown


Several rogue migrant buses rolled into the Big Apple early Friday morning – just hours before Mayor Eric Adams’ crackdown on unannounced asylum-seeker returns took effect.

A small number of buses arrived at the Port Authority Bus Terminal around midnight, which is outside the new mandatory arrival times, city officials told The Post.

Charter bus companies avoided criminal charges, however, with City Hall granting a two-day grace period for strict new guidelines introduced by Mayor Eric Adams days after a record number of buses, 14, arrived in New York overnight.

Under the new rules, buses are only allowed to drop off migrants at one location downtown, on West 41st Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. each weekday.

Migrants arrive on a bus at the Port Authority just before Eric Adams’ crackdown on unannounced asylum-seeker releases. Kevin S. Downs for the NY Post

Charter bus companies also must provide the city’s Office of Emergency Management with a 32-hour inspection before stopping in the Big Apple, under the new rules Adams announced Wednesday.

The rules officially went into effect Friday afternoon, with cops monitoring the drop-off area for all buses arriving outside of that period, according to City Hall.

Companies that ignore the executive order will face a Class B misdemeanor, which includes a fine of up to $2,000 for companies and the threat of up to three months in jail.

Migrants walk to a processing center after crossing the Rio Grande River. Reuters

Adams, who is following the lead of the Chicago administration that adopted similar guidelines earlier this month, said the limited arrival time is necessary to ensure the safety of migrants.

“With this executive order, we’re saying that between a certain period of time, you’re allowed to drop migrants into the city, but you’re going to do it at the place we specify so that we don’t tax our resources, our workforce, and create a disorderly environment.” , the mayor said on CNN Friday morning when asked about the order.

Mayor Eric Adams announced the crackdown on undeclared migrant buses on Wednesday. Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/Shutterstock

The Big Apple’s shelter system is overwhelmed by the influx of asylum seekers arriving in the city each week with more than 68,000 migrants currently in the city’s care.

Since the start of the crisis, which is expected to cost the city more than $12 billion by 2025, more than 161,500 have come to New York.

Many of the migrants were bussed to the Big Apple on the orders of Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Texas is sending dozens of busloads of asylum seekers to New York, where they arrive in the middle of the night. Kevin S. Downs for the NY Post

Adams and a group of Democratic mayors, including Denver’s Mike Johnston and Chicago’s Brandon Johnson, joined forces to call on the feds to step up and address the broken border laws that have created the migrant mess.

“They need to have federal dollars to support them in the cities they’re arriving in,” Johnston said during their joint appearance on CNN, adding, “And we need to have a coordinated national plan for where these people are arriving.”

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