Skip to comments.Bus driver error results in detention of 50 Mexican immigrants at Canadian border
Posted on 07/28/2013 3:34:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek
DETROIT The bus driver made a mistake; there was no turning back.
Fifty Mexican immigrants, none of them documented citizens and only three with Green Cards, were on a bus from the Hispanic Center in Grand Rapids destined for the Mexican Consulate in Detroit Thursday when they found themselves unexpectedly under the scrutiny of Canadian border officials.
Ariel Moutsatsos, the minister of press for the Embassy of Mexico in Washington D.C., says the bus driver "made the wrong decision" and inadvertently took the highway onto the the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit to Windsor, Ontario. Once on the bridge, vehicles must cross over to Canada Customs.
Fourty-seven of the 50 passengers were detained temporarily but have since been released, said Moutsatsos. Forty-one, 10 of them minors, received notices to appear for migratory status hearings in the U.S. and could face deportation, he said.
Three others remained jailed due to criminal records. One of the detained had a warrant for a previous attempt to enter the U.S. without proper documentation.
Moutsatsos did not know the previous crimes of the other two jailed immigrants.
They are being held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and an Mexico Embassy-provided attorneys plans to meet with them Monday, said Moutsatsos.
He said the bus was a service provided by the Grand Rapids agency and the passengers were headed to the Mexican Consulate to tend to various documentation needs.
MLive Detroit was unable to reach the Canadian Border Services Agency, Mexican Consulate or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for comment Friday afternoon.
Yes that Hispanic center is trafficking illegals. No sympathy that the lawbreakers were busted.
LOL. It takes Canadian border officials to enforce US laws and border security.
The US Congress is pathetic, useless, cruel to Americans,
kind to al Qaeda, obedient to Islam, and criminal
beyond their SEC and ObamaCARE exclusions.
ONLY Canada and Russia now support freedom of America
making the truth hard to bear.
Americans should feel so safe.
Our troops are being killed in Afghanistan and Iraq, but our nation remains wide open for illegals and terrorists to slink in and do us bodily and economic harm.
Our defenses are being dismantled by a complete socialist African moron in order that a rogue country that should have been wiped out in 1950 and a clique of Arab countries . This is due mainly to our missile defense system being emasculated by an emasculated phony man of mystery who is inhabiting the White Hut.
America is doomed as long as this weasel remains as president.
Also..I don’t know if there were any illegals involved in this but Detroit lost one of it’s better citizens to a hit and run driver early Saturday morning.
The “Eat em up Tiger’s” guy, James Van Horn was one of two pan handlers hit and killed in the street as Van Horn Pushed “Dreadlock Mike” in his wheelchair.
Van Horn was one of those panhandlers who had actually found a useful niche and wasn’t shooed away from Comerica park they way most are. I encountered him a couple of times and he was a decent guy.
“Fourty-seven of the 50 passengers were detained temporarily but have since been released,...”
Buh-bye, amigos! Won’t be seeing them again.
One of those held was a repeat offender border jumper. I’m most curious about why the other two were detained.
They have American children to rape and kill,
and many Americans to slaughter by their knives and cars
... as deemed 'A-OK' by the US Congress who remain protected, themselves!!!
I have a distant NZ relative. Way back in the 70s she worked for a cruise ship co.
One cruise stopped in NY. She got off and decided to stay. Got a job as a nanny, bought a car, etc.
One day she decides to visit Canada so she drives up, spends a day or two there.
When she tries to re-enter the U S agents refuse entry, no visa.
They made her park the car in Canada and gave her 24 hrs to pick up her things and leave the country.
Banned her from coming back for 5 yrs. IIRC.
My how times have changed.
Do it again.
Do it again.
Do it again!!!!
Reopeat as necessary.
Really ironic isn’t it? Illegal immigrants here to do the work that Americans (Obama’s welfare group) will not do and then Canadian border patrol agents doing the work that American immigration agents will not enforce! Bizarre!
Probably only two-time offenders; don’t they get 3 “free” crimes now?
If Obama had a bus load of illegals..
2-3 crimes free; we’ll (maybe) act if they do something really terrible, like... nothing. Frigging congress is full of criminals, too. My BP is spiking, just from thinking about it, darnit.
Here is the Hispanic Center in Grand Rapids MI web page.
Of course none of this will be examined, it does not fit the plans of Obozo to “uncover this rock”.
Here is the profile on the CEO of the “Hispanic Center”
And look at the list of the “employees” of the Hispanic Center.
They warn about copyright violation if you try to copy anything (one work or a name) on the website.
These people are government connected somewhere.
Here is a list of the Board of Directors for the Center.
Board of Directors
Steve Duffy-Vice Chair
John J. Bursch
Wanda M. Toohey Olave
Bet there are genuine Commies among them.
Here is “the story” of the CEO of the Hispanic Center:
...were on a bus from the Hispanic Center in Grand Rapids destined for the Mexican Consulate in Detroit Thursday when they found themselves unexpectedly under the scrutiny of Canadian border officials.
No ha-ha here. It was catch-and-release.
If only our southern border had this kind of security .....
While our government has screwed around on border control for decades, groups like this “Hispanic center” have been importing illegals as fast as they can.
The saddest part is that Michigan has relatively few illegals. I hate to think how bad this sort of thing is in states with a lot of illegals.
Yes, and it is criminal. Literally.
But Holder’s DOJ will NOT prosecute any offence by “his people”.
Grand Rapids sits on the line between the 2nd congressional district (Rep. Bill Huizenga [R]) and 3rd congressional district (Rep. Justin Amash [R]). They need to be questioned about what they intend to do about the open criminality going on here.
Looks like it might be in the 3rd district. (Amash)
Well then, there might be a glimmer of hope that someone might actually take notice of this if Amash were contacted about it.
It wasn’t very long ago that the three questions asked at both sides of the Windsor/Detroit border were:
Where were you born?
Do you have anything to declare?
How long will you be staying?
Have a nice visit.
It is a federal felony to transport illegal aliens. When is Holder going to charge teh bus driver and the executive from the invaders’ Hispanic Center with the appropriate charge?
Only 1 ?. . One of the detained had a warrant for a previous attempt to enter the U.S. without proper documentation. Notice in Canada they are not making any demands,staging hunger strikes,etc,etc,etc..
Yes, after 9/11 the US felt it needed to tighten up border security with Canada because it was felt that our immigration controls weren’t tight enough, and that Canada might be a hotbed of terrorist cells. And, admittedly, they have caught a couple over the years. I think Canada has more to fear from a flood of Mexican and other central/south Americans entering from the US. I do believe Canada, at least, requires Mexicans to have a visa to enter Canada now, due to their proclivity for entering and staying illegally. We even have a bunch of bleeding hearts up here in Toronto that want to make it a “sanctuary city” for illegal immigrants - apparently they want to repeat the mistakes made in the US.
Yup. I’m just an old fart from Detroit longing for the good old days that are now long gone. Fight those bleeding hearts, ehh.