The mayors of Chicago and New York City have spent months acting as if Texas Gov. Abbott or Florida’s Gov. DeSantis busing migrants out is some sort of kidnapping or human trafficking. New York City and Chicago began cracking down on migrant buses while claiming that they’re happy to have the migrants, they’re just trying to make things better for everyone.
So the buses just started dropping off NYC bound migrants in Jersey.
Busloads of asylum seekers headed for the Big Apple are thwarting Mayor Eric Adams’ crackdown on arrivals by being dropped off in New Jersey and jumping on a train to reach their “final destination” — turning a family-friendly Garden State suburb into a migrant hub.
“From what we understand, after being dropped at the train station the migrants then took trains to New York City,” 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.”
He claimed that bus operators have “figured out a loophole in the system” to circumnavigate a new order and ensure the migrants reach New York City.
There’s no ‘loophole’ here.
It’s very obvious that the migrants want to come to NYC and get all the free stuff. The buses can drop them off in Jersey and they’ll just take a train into New York City. No one is forcing them to do this. And NYC and Chicago are trying to stop migrants, not buses.
At some point everyone involved needs to admit that.
It isn’t, as I’ve said before, even clear as to what percentage of the migrants are being bused in by Gov. Abbott from Texas and what percentage are traveling on the low-cost charter buses that routinely move immigrants, legal and illegal, across the country.
The Republican busing campaigns are relatively small and they’re not what is bringing NYC or Chicago to their knees.
Democrats and the media have kept repeating the lie that the issue is the busing. And in some ways busing is even a little bit unhelpful because it allows them to divert attention from the migrants and to blame it all on conservative governors. But this isn’t about Texas. NYC and Chicago aren’t trying to ban buses, they’re trying to ban migrants. So much for sanctuary cities.