Illegal Immigrants Take Train to New York City, Bypass Order Limiting Bus Arrivals

Buses have dropped off illegal immigrants at train stations in New Jersey in an attempt to bypass an order stating that buses cannot drop immigrants off in New York City.

As of December 31, ten buses that departed from Texas and Louisiana have arrived at New Jersey train stations.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) announced in an executive order that bus drivers must give the city a 32-hour notice of arrival.

A train ride from Secaucus Junction Train Station, however, is only a 15-minute trip to New York City.

Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli said in a statement, “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.”

Gonnelli suggested that Adams’ order may be too “stringent.”

“Perhaps the requirements Mayor Adams put in place are too stringent and are resulting in unexpected consequences as it seems the bus operators have figured out a loophole in the system in order to ensure the migrants reach their final destination, which is New York City. Based on reports from the State Police this is now happening at train stations throughout the state,” he explained.

In October, Adams traveled to Mexico, Ecuador, and Colombia to give “people of those areas a real story of what is happening in New York City,” and dissuade them from coming to the sanctuary city.

“There’s a public relations campaign that people use in these areas to state that if you come to New York that you’re going to get whatever you need. I want to give them a true picture of what’s taking place.”