The Big Apple has been the place where immigrants could come to find the American dream.
And for decades, the Big Apple has crowned itself one of America’s many “sanctuary cities.”
But because of liberal incompetence, NYC doesn’t want to pay the bills for illegals anymore.
NYC sues bus charters
As hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens continue to flood the nation’s southern border, leaders like Texas Governor Greg Abbott continue to bus them into other areas of the country.
One of the most common places where illegals are sent is right in the heart of New York City.
However, it appears that NYC Mayor Eric Adams has had a change of heart recently about his open-door, free-for-all policy.
The mayor just declared that the city will file a $700 million lawsuit against 17 bus and transportation companies that have brought illegal aliens into New York.
All of the buses were sent to NYC by Governor Abbott, who also sent them to a variety of other blue cities like Chicago to try and share the burden of the border crisis with other states.
The state has sent well over 33,600 illegal aliens to New York City between August 2022 and December 2023, according to the Texas governor.
Now, the lawsuit claims that the bus charter companies used to transport the illegals have violated section 149 of the New York Social Service Law.
The law requires “[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 a person out of state or support him at his own expense.”
According to Adams, the purpose of the lawsuit is to “recoup approximately $700 million already spent to care for migrants sent here in the last two years by Texas.”
Adams says that his city “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.”
He continued to say that the city is “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.”
Lawsuit claims that charters have earned millions
Per the lawsuit, the 17 charter companies have “earned millions of dollars in revenues from Texas for implementing the Texas Governor’s plan.”
Some of the companies listed in the suit include Buckeye Coach, Coastal Crew Change company, El Paso United Charters, VLP Charter, Windstar Lines, and several others.
New York’s Governor Kathy Hochul has expressed her support for the lawsuit in a statement.
She said, “Governor Abbott continues to use human beings as political pawns, and it’s about time that companies facilitating his actions take responsibility for their role in this ongoing crisis.”
Hochul also said that if the charter companies are “getting paid to break the law,” then they “should be on the hook for the cost of sheltering those individuals – not just passing the expense along to hard-working New Yorkers.”
“I’m proud to support the mayor’s lawsuit,” she concluded.
Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.