The United States Border Patrol has been busy and front and center in the news lately. Here in the Western New York area, agents from the Border Patrol have been equally busy and have announced a major arrest.

The border crossings in Buffalo and Niagara Falls are constantly busy and although the southern states are getting most of the coverage, bridges like the Rainbow Bridge and Peace Bridge are major spots for those entering illegally to try to gain access to New York State.

In a news release sent to us this week it was noted that the U.S. Border Patrol agents arrest 13 people.

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Buffalo Station arrested 12 men and 1 woman from Mexico and Nicaragua.

The information goes on to say that:

During the interview process, agents discovered that the undocumented non-citizens allegedly travelled to the area as a group from North Carolina to work at jobs allegedly paying $14 per hour. Further investigation revealed that none of the undocumented non-citizens had received authorization to work in the United States.

This is the type of story that we have been hearing and reading about nationwide. According to some, the next Presidential election, this November 5th, will be centered around immigration and the economy.

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