New Jersey Allegedly Being Used as Transit Point for Migrants Following NYC Order

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( – Governor Phil Murphy’s office in New Jersey released a statement saying that the state was being used as a “transit point” for migrant buses following the new executive order issued by New York City Mayor Eric Adams. The order aims to regulate the influx of asylum seekers in his city, Fox News reported.

According to POLITICO, Tyler Jones, a spokesperson for Murphy, stated that the governor’s administration has tracked several buses carrying asylum seekers that stopped at different transit train stations. He added that the area was predominantly used as a transit point for buses with families and that almost all the asylum seekers had continued to travel towards New York City. Jones said that their administration would continue to coordinate with both local and federal partners, including those in New York City, in order to handle this situation.

Two mayors from the New Jersey cities of Fanwood and Secaucus have reported the arrival of migrant buses to the transit points in their communities.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, who is running in the 2025 gubernatorial election in the state, put out a social media post that he has now deleted where he claimed that this situation was going to lead to statewide conversations, but as the busses continued, they waited for the Governor to provide them with guidance.

On Sunday, December 31, Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli alleged that the migrant buses were using a “loophole” to circumvent New York City’s executive order. He said that police and town officials had been informed about the bus’s arrival by Hudson County. He also added that it was thought that the buses with migrants arrived, after which those migrants hopped on trains to New York.

According to the executive order, bus operators are required to give advanced notice of arrivals while also providing information about the migrants and limiting drop-off times and areas. Connelli argued that bus operators were dropping migrants off in Secaucus in order to side-step the requirement.

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