Eric Adams stops Texas bus company from sending more immigrants with $700 million lawsuit – Washington Examiner

A Texas bus company has agreed to stop busing immigrants to New York City after a lawsuit from Mayor Eric Adams.

Roadrunner Charters signed a stipulation letter agreeing to stop sending immigrants to New York City on Wednesday. The company was one of the spearheads of Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R-TX) effort to ship immigrants to Democratic-run cities.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams gestures as he attends a news conference at City Hall in New York, Tuesday, March 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

“The Defendant Roadrunner Charters Inc. will refrain forthwith from transporting individuals known as migrants from Texas to New York City, and/or from Texas to the vicinity of New York City,” the letter, obtained by Politico, said.

Roadrunner Charters is one of 17 companies sued by the New York City Department of Social Services, which is seeking $708 million in damages. It argues that the companies violated a state law that says anyone who brings a person to New York to become dependent on state aid must either take them to another state or provide for them.

Adams celebrated the move in a statement and called on all other bus companies involved in the effort to follow Roadrunner Charters’s lead.


“I am pleased to see that Roadrunner — one of the bus companies we sued for taking part in Texas Governor [Greg] Abbott’s scheme to transport tens of thousands of migrants to our city in an attempt to overwhelm our shelter system and shift costs to New York City — has agreed to halt the bussing of migrants into and around New York City while the lawsuit proceeds,” Adams said in a statement, obtained by Fox News. “We call on all other bus companies involved in this suit to do the same.”

The Washington Examiner reached out to Adams for further comment.