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NJ Mayor Sounds Alarm As Migrants Traveling To New York Get Dropped Off in New Jersey To Avoid NY Mayor’s New Exec Order

New Jersey Mayor Michael Gonnelli has raised concerns about a tactic reportedly employed by buses transporting migrants bound for New York City. These buses have been stopping at train stations in Gonnelli’s town and others, seemingly to evade an executive order issued by New York’s Mayor Eric Adams.

Mayor Gonnelli Sounds an Alarm

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The order is designed to regulate the timing and notification of migrant drop-offs in the city. Gonnelli disclosed that information from Hudson County officials indicated the arrival of buses at the train station in Secaucus Junction, with approximately four buses believed to have dropped off migrants who then took trains into New York City.

Exploiting Loopholes in Migrant Transport

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Mayor Gonnelli highlighted the potential exploitation of what he termed a “loophole” by bus operators. This strategy allows migrants to be dropped off at train stations, enabling them to continue their journey to New York City without complying with the executive order’s requirements.

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Need for Close Collaboration

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 Gonnelli suggested that the order might be considered “too stringent,” leading to what he described as “unexpected consequences.” In response to this emerging situation, Mayor Gonnelli emphasized the need for close collaboration with state and county officials to monitor and address the issue. He characterized this tactic as a growing trend observed at train stations across the state.

Buses Arrive From Texas, Louisiana, Sparking Conversations

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Simultaneously, Jersey City’s emergency management agency reported that approximately ten buses from various locations in Texas and one from Louisiana arrived at transit stations throughout the state, including Secaucus, Fanwood, Edison, and Trenton. About 397 migrants were reported to have arrived at these locations since Saturday.

Awaiting Guidance

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While awaiting further guidance from the governor, Jersey City acknowledged the need for a statewide conversation due to the buses’ continued arrival. Tyler Jones, a spokesperson for New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, acknowledged that New Jersey is being used as a transit point for migrants, with most continuing to New York City. Jones affirmed that the state is closely coordinating with federal and local officials, fostering collaboration across the Hudson River.

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State Police Reports

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The tactic of dropping migrants at train stations to reach their final destination is not limited to Secaucus, as state police have reported similar incidents happening at train stations throughout New Jersey. Mayor Gonnelli pledged to work closely with state and county officials to monitor this evolving situation.

The Bigger Challenge

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This issue is part of a broader challenge faced by Mayor Eric Adams and other mayors, including those from Chicago and Denver. They have called for increased federal support and better coordination with Texas to manage the increasing number of asylum-seekers arriving in their cities by bus and plane.

Mayor Adams Calls for Organized Assistance

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Mayor Adams emphasized the importance of organized assistance. They warned against buses arriving without prior notice, which not only hinders orderly assistance but also poses risks to those who have already endured significant hardships.

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Federal Funds Sought Amid Growing Migrant Arrivals

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Following a meeting with President Joe Biden, these mayors have advocated for additional federal funds, expanded work authorization efforts, and a structured schedule for when buses arrive. Cities have already invested significant resources, totaling hundreds of millions of dollars, to provide housing, transportation, and medical care for migrants.

Unfolding Challenges

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As the situation unfolds, the collaborative efforts between New Jersey and New York officials become increasingly crucial in addressing the challenges posed by the growing movement of migrants and ensuring an organized and efficient response to their needs.

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