500 Vans A Week?
Immigration officials responded Sunday after the Colorado State Patrol pulled over a van carrying suspected illegal immigrants on Interstate 70 in Mesa County.Can we call it an invasion now?
State Patrol spokesman Gilbert Mares said a trooper stopped a 1998 Ford van with Arizona plates at 10:44 a.m. on a traffic violation.
“The trooper noticed the van was weaving on the roadway,” Mares said. “He noticed that it looked like it was overloaded.”
Mares said there were seven people in the vehicle. He said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents responded to the scene and made an arrest. He did not have any other details and a regional ICE spokesman could not be reached.
The State Patrol is assembling a 24-trooper unit to specialize in intercepting the flow of illegal immigrants along the state’s highways. Earlier this year, patrol officials said such interceptions by troopers average about 500 a week.
In November, three men and a pregnant woman were killed on I-70 near Idaho Springs when a van carrying 14 people crashed during a snowstorm.
H/T immigration watchdog
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