A record number of buses carrying migrants rolled into New York City on Sunday – adding further pressure on a housing system already overwhelmed by asylum seekers.
At least nine busloads arrived at the Port Authority from the Texas border by mid-afternoon, one bus more than the previous apparent record of eight in a single day last week.
Typically there are between 40 and 50 migrants on each bus before they are dropped off and supported by the city and charities.
Sunday’s record bus count comes as Texas officials, furious at President Biden’s border policies, have increased the number of migrants they have transported to “progressive” cities like New York.
On Friday, a Port Authority worker told the Post: “It used to be one or two [buses] daily, three days a week.
“Now it’s six or seven in a day and almost every day, sometimes even at night,” said the worker, noting that the ramp-up started about two weeks ago.
Six buses from El Paso came into town on Saturday. Many of the migrants said they were from Venezuela.
On Sunday, the Post observed several buses arriving at the Port Authority from Texas carrying children and their families. Charitable organizations greeted the weary but smiling travelers who were led to an area where they were cared for and cared for by the helping organizations.
Dozens of the migrants were then supposed to board buses and be taken to the city’s already overcrowded shelters.
The recent tidal wave of migrants to Apple has helped homelessness advocates call the worst crisis for the system in more than a decade.
As The Post exclusively reported on Saturday, Manhattan’s Bellevue Men’s Shelter has turned into a powder keg of newly arrived migrants, deranged vagrants and sex offenders that threatens to explode in the once-quiet residential neighborhood.
The city’s shelter system has been forced to use 23 “emergency” hotels to deal with the thousands of migrants who have arrived in Gotham in recent weeks.
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