This image shows an outdoor parking area during the day, with a clear blue sky above. There are three transit police vehicles parked in the lot, which is otherwise empty. A sprawling brown field lies beyond the parking area, leading to a distant city skyline under a hazy sky.

Migrants Bused to Secaucus Train Station to Bypass NYC Executive Order

Four buses carrying migrants bound for New York City were dropped off at Secaucus Junction train station yesterday, according to Secaucus officials. This apparent attempt to circumvent Mayor Adams’ recent executive order, which regulates the arrival of migrant buses in the city, has raised concerns among local authorities.

This image shows an outdoor parking area during the day, with a clear blue sky above. There are three transit police vehicles parked in the lot, which is otherwise empty. A sprawling brown field lies beyond the parking area, leading to a distant city skyline under a hazy sky.
Secaucus Junction Bus Terminal

Mayor Gonnelli expressed his belief that bus operators are deliberately exploiting a loophole in the order by dropping off migrants in Secaucus and allowing them to take trains to their final destination. He acknowledged reports from the State Police indicating similar tactics being employed at train stations throughout New Jersey.

Gonnelli stated that Secaucus is working closely with the Governor’s office, law enforcement agencies, and the County to monitor the situation. Train tickets are reportedly being secured for the migrants, facilitating their onward journey to New York City.

“We will continue to monitor this situation closely,” Gonnelli concluded.

The Mayor’s statement highlights the ongoing challenges surrounding the transportation and care of migrants, as well as the potential unintended consequences of policies aimed at regulating their movement. As authorities grapple with these issues, Secaucus finds itself at the center of a transportation workaround with implications for both local resources and broader immigration debates.