Eric Adams restricts bus arrivals to stem migrant surge

New York: New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) issued an emergency executive order that restricts bus arrivals in the city to curb the migrant surge as more asylum seekers are sent via bus from Texas.

Adams is requiring bus operators who know they are transporting migrants to the city with fares paid for “by a third party” to provide notice at least 32 hours ahead of their anticipated arrival.

Operators must provide the number of passengers on their bus and the number of passengers who will require emergency shelter and “other immediate services” upon their arrival. He also is asking for operators to provide the number of passengers who are children, according to the executive order released Wednesday.

Bus drivers also must provide their name and information on the bus “that could assist City employees with identifying the bus,” and they can only drop off passengers at designated locations during specific hours.

Adams has been sounding the alarm since last spring over what he said is a surge of more than 160,000 asylum seekers into the city. He has criticized the Biden administration and called for federal help to handle the crisis.

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