The widespread problem of illegal immigration throughout the country has hit Buffalo, N.Y., 1,800 miles from the nearest border crossing in Texas, with the capture of 10 from Mexico, according to the U.S. Border Patrol.
The Buffalo Border Patrol Station announced that their officers have arrested 10 subjects found illegally present in the U.S. earlier this month.
A spokesman told Secrets Wednesday, "The subjects were all Mexican citizens. They crossed the border illegally. We cannot confirm when and where the subjects crossed into the U.S."
A total of 13 immigrants were captured in the Buffalo suburb of Orchard Park on August 8, the service said. The Border Patrol said 10 were illegal.
It added, "Several of the subjects had prior immigration violation records and criminal records."
Eight were detained pending court appearances, and the two other illegal immigrants were released and "instructed" to contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
In a statement, Buffalo Sector spokesman Corey Jones said, "We are committed to keeping our communities safe and are proud of our partnerships with all law enforcement agencies in the Buffalo-Niagara area."
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org