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August 11, 2009 - 4:26pm

Two men apprehended and charged with entering country illegally

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, immigration.

State troopers stopped a van last night on Route 98 in the Town of Batavia for allegedly speeding and found that two people inside were apparently in the country illegally.

Taken into custody were Leodegario Vazquez-Rodriguez, 48, and Francisco Hernandez-Gomez, 24.

Both were charged with unlawfully entering the United States.

Hernandez-Gomez was also charged with seven vehicle and traffic violations.

Vazquez-Rodriguez was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Hernandez-Gomez was placed in Genesee County Jail on the alleged vehicle and traffic violations, awaiting transfer to federal authorities after the local charges have been answered.

Doug Yeomans
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2 down, 20 million to go?
Karen Miconi
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Where there's 2 theres 50.
James Pinson
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I'm just pleased to learn that our local law enforcement officers are allowed to enforce immigration laws. Many jurisdictions in this country are forbidden from doing so.
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You don't think they will be deported do you? Unless that happens, this ends in their favor.
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Peter, even if they're deported, they'll just come back again. They're here for a reason and the only way to stop them from coming back is to remedy the reason for them being here in the first place. I hear all the time that farmers can't operate their farms without illegal labor but then in the same breath I hear that farmers are losing money. If they're losing money, why do I see new tractors and farm machinery all over the place and new dairy barns going up all the time? I just wish the news reflected what I see all around me. If they're losing so much money year after year how is it that they're still in business? I don't get it. If you're using illegal labor, you're stealing from everyone including yourself.

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