Eleven people were taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents Thursday in Saratoga Springs for being in the country illegally.
ABC News10 reports that 10 men and a 17-year-old male were arrested. Three are facing federal felony charges for illegal re-entry into the country. The station reports that the arrests are part of a recent crackdown by ICE agents. Sixteen people were also arrested two weeks ago in the area.
As expected, opinions vary greatly on the topic of illegal immigration. While some people strongly support the government cracking down and making arrests, others find it worrying, to say the least.
“I think that it will cripple the entire economy,” area resident Gigi Stetler told News10. “We need to wake up and start to realize that's who does the work that nobody else wants to do.”
Stetler asked, “If the race track has to shut down because there's nobody to take care of the horses, what's gonna happen?”
Read more at ABC News10
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