NYC - an apparent "sanctuary city" - files lawsuit against bus lines carrying illegal immigrants into the Big Apple

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NEW YORK CITY, NY - In the latest legal maneuver of his administration to push back against illegal immigration, while avoiding a confrontation with President Joe Biden, New York City Mayor Eric Adams has announced the city is suing bus lines for carrying illegal immigrants without "paying the cost of caring for these migrants."

According to reporting from ABC News, the city is pursuing a staggering $708 million to allegedly recover the costs of caring for the "tens of thousands" of illegal immigrants who have flooded the so-called "sanctuary city" after being allowed through the broken border with Mexico and offered transport to New York and other cities offering taxpayer-funded services by Republican Governor Greg Abbott.

In a statement reported by ABC, Adams placed the blame for the illegal immigration crisis obtusely on the state of Texas, which is also struggling under the weight of the lawlessness at the border, and the bus companies.

He claimed, "New York City has and will always do our part to manage this humanitarian crisis, but we cannot bear the costs of reckless political ploys from the state of Texas alone. Today, we are taking legal action against 17 companies that have taken part in Texas Governor Abbott's scheme to transport tens of thousands of migrants to New York City in an attempt to overwhelm our social services system."

Adams continued with his allegations against the bus lines, "These companies have violated state law by not paying the cost of caring for these migrants, and that's why we are suing to recoup approximately $700 million already spent to care for migrants sent here in the last two years by Texas."

The crux of the lawsuit rests upon section 149 of the New York Social Services law according to the report which reads, "[a]ny person who knowingly brings, or causes to be brought a needy person from out of state into this state for the purpose of making him a public charge…shall be obligated to convey such person out of state or support him at his own expense," according to

A statement from New York's Democrat Governor Kate Hochul to ABC indicated she supports the bizarre legal challenge.

She told reporters, "Governor Abott(sic) continues to use human beings as political pawns, and it's about time that the companies facilitating his actions take responsibility for their role in this ongoing crisis. If they are getting paid to break the law by transporting people in need of public assistance into our state, they should be on the hook for the cost of sheltering those individuals -- not just passing that expense along to hard-working New Yorkers. I'm proud to support the mayor's lawsuit."

In a scathing rebuke, Abbott responded, "It's clear that Mayor Adams knows nothing about the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, or about the constitutional right to travel that has been recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court."

He added, "Every migrant bused or flown to New York City did so voluntarily, after having been authorized by the Biden Administration to remain in the United States. As such, they have constitutional authority to travel across the country that Mayor Adams is interfering with. If the Mayor persists in this lawsuit, he may be held legally accountable for his violations."

He commented to Newsmax's Eric Bolling in a similar fashion, noting his experience as a State Supreme Court Justice and an Attorney General, saying "I know the law and Eric Adams doesn't know the law." He added, "He's going to lose and lose badly, and I hope he's force to pay attorney's fees."

He captioned the video on X writing, "Mayor Adams’ lawsuit targeting Texas’ migrant transportation program is baseless. He will lose and lose badly. Biden is the real culprit of the migrant crisis New York is facing. Mayor Adams should call on Biden to secure the border instead of fighting a losing legal battle."
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Hey. mayor! Ask TX how they manage your problem, and they don't even claim to be a sanctuary city. They will know how to deal with the influx of criminal illegal aliens. Of course, you could always announce that you are no longer a sanctuary city, and start helping TX deal with the invasion of illegals. They might even appreciate that. Just a thought for ya....

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