The team, which started on Monday, will help to deter and disrupt human smuggling activities in the sector that includes the border areas of upstate New York.
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. — Federal authorities have added 25 border patrol agents at a section of the northeastern U.S. border with Quebec in response to a spike in illegal crossings.
The team, which started on Monday, will help to deter and disrupt human smuggling activities in the sector that includes the border areas of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and parts of upstate New York, a U.S. Custom and Border Protection spokesperson said in a statement.
“While the apprehension numbers are small compared to other areas with irregular migration flows, Swanton Sector apprehensions constitute a large change in this area,” the spokesperson said.
Last month, the death of a Mexican man who had just entered Vermont from Canada illegally highlighted the spike in illegal crossingsalong the border between Quebec …