More migrant buses arrive in NYC despite Mayor Adams' executive order

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Friday, December 29, 2023
More migrant buses arrive in NYC despite Mayor Adams' executive order
Darla Miles is live in Midtown with the latest details.

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Less than 48 hours after Mayor Eric Adams signed an executive order to regulate arrivals of buses carrying migrants to New York City, more buses rolled in early Friday morning.

Six buses carrying hundreds of asylum seekers arrived at Port Authority Bus Terminal overnight despite Adams' order taking effect overnight.

According to that order, buses can only arrive on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and noon after giving a 32-hour notice to the city prior to arrival.

Failure to uphold the order would result in a class B misdemeanor, possible fines, lawsuit and even buses impounded.

Port Authority officers took no law enforcement action on Friday.

But moving forward, the mayor's office said police "will be monitoring the loading zone outside of the specified hours and gathering evidence against these companies to potentially fine them and impound buses."

"With that executive order, we're saying that between a certain period of time, you are allowed to drop off migrants in the city, but you're going to do it at the location that we specify so we don't overtax our resources, our manpower and create a disorderly environment," Adams said.

Adams joined the mayors of Chicago and Denver on CNN on Friday morning for the second time this week.

The mayor's office said the executive action was needed after four buses arrived without notice overnight Wednesday, and last week, Adams said 14 buses arrived in the middle of the night.


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