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NYC Sues: ‘We Cannot Bear The Costs of Reckless Political Ploys From The State of Texas’

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams has filed a lawsuit against charter bus and transportation companies for bussing migrants to the city, seeking compensation for the costs of caring for them.

The lawsuit alleges that the companies violated state law by not covering the expenses and seeks $708 million in damages.

Adams has been in a dispute with Texas Governor Greg Abbott over the transportation of migrants to “sanctuary cities” and recently issued an executive order to regulate their arrival. (Trending: Hollywood A-Listers Revealed In Epstein Court Documents)

Despite this, buses have been dropping off migrants in neighboring New Jersey to bypass the order.

“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,” Adams stated.

“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.”

“Governor Abbott’s continued use of migrants as political pawns is not only chaotic and inhumane but makes clear he puts politics over people. Today’s lawsuit should serve as a warning to all those who break the law in this way,” Adams added.

“And we’re going to continue to reach out to our colleagues in the region to say that everyone should put in place a similar EO to send a loud message that these bus operators and bus companies should not be participating in Governor Abbott’s…fiasco of really trying to destabilize these cities,” he said.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul supports the lawsuit, while Abbott defends his actions, stating that migrants traveled voluntarily and have the constitutional right to do so.

“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,” Hochul said.

“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,” Abbott said.

“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,” he said. “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.”

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