Border Patrol searches increase on Upstate NY buses; passengers end up in detention

June 18, 2018 by Jose Perez

By Marnie Eisenstadt ,

Syracuse, N.Y. — Miguel Robles was on his way to New York City from Cleveland in August last year when the bus he was riding stopped to pick up passengers in Rochester.

Border Patrol agents boarded the bus and asked the five Latino men on it for papers, Robles said through an interpreter. When they asked him for his paperwork, he showed them papers from his Green Card application, which is pending in immigration court in Cleveland, he said.

“They put me in handcuffs,” Robles said. He said agents told him his application to be a legal, permanent resident didn’t matter.

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Posted Jun 14, 2018

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