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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION CONTINUES TO BE BOTH A NYS AND A LOCAL PROBLEM: Updated, and now pro-illegal Gov Cuomo pulling Secure Communities program.

September 20, 2011

Outrageous: Cuomo Ends State’s Role in Checking Immigrants Drops Secure Communities program:

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Wednesday that he was suspending New York’s participation in a federal immigration enforcement plan that has drawn fire from immigrant advocates, civil liberties lawyers and other elected officials in the state… The only other state to have pulled out of the program is, go figure, Illinois under the direction of fellow Democrat Gov Quinn, and the only other state currently considering pulling out of the program is Massachussetts, also under the direction of a Democrat Governor, Patrick Devall. (besides all 3 being Dem Gov’s/blue states, there is another tread here, they are all satellite states for ACORN groups and most significantly the SEIU who is notorious for not only coddling illegal immigration, but moreover for knowingly having illegals as dues paying members!)

Under the program, begun by the Bush administration in 2008, the fingerprints of everyone booked into a local or county jail are sent to the Department of Homeland Security and compared with prints in its files. If officials find that a suspect is in the country illegally, or is a noncitizen with a criminal record, they may seek to deport the person.

By Wednesday, that fingerprint sharing had been introduced in about 41 percent of the nation’s jurisdictions, including 27 of 62 counties in New York (with Chaut County and 7 others having just started utilizing the program last month, see below). Mr. Cuomo’s move means that those counties’ participation will end. The entire country is scheduled to join the program by 2013.

[one might note that NY has larger numbers of illegals within the state than others such as Arizona, and a higher cost too. Figures as of a couple years ago showed illegal immigration costing the tax payers of NY over $5 Billion annually and is projected to reach $10 Billion soon!]



Lizardo Lopez was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of

a child Sept. 10. Officers received a complaint from a mother of a young child
that he ex-boyfriend, Lopez, had physically abused her child. A warrant was issued for

Lopez and he was taken into custody the same day. According to police, Lopez

was found to be in the country illegally from Guatemala. The U.S. Border

Patrol was notified and an illegal immigration warrant was issued and served

once the charges in Ellicott were taken care of. He was taken to the Chautauqua

County jail on bail and is to be in Ellicott Town Court later.



Julio Hernandez, 36, of Guatemala was turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol on

Monday. At 9:08 p.m. Westfield Police received a report of a suspicious person

attempting to buy alcohol at Crosbys in Westfield. According to police, it was

found that Hernandez was in the U.S. illegally.

Two more Illegals caught, turned over to Border Patrol

PJ 06-18-2011 WESTFIELD —

Armando J. Becerra, 37, Queretaro, Mexico, and Juan O. Ibarra, 27, Queretaro, Mexico, were turned over to border patrol for deportation after police checked on a suspicious vehicle parked at a local store. It was found they allegedly illegally entered the United States, made home in Mississippi and came to New York for work.

Three Face Illegal Immigration Charges Following City Stop

6-01-11 The Post-Journal

Three people were charged with being illegal immigrants Saturday.

Santos F. Segundo-Matias, 33, of Mexico; Jose L. Tapia-Sanchez, 32, of Mexico; and Jose Cruz-Lopez, 31, of Columbus, Ohio, and Mexico, were all charged at 1:29 a.m. Saturday with being in the United States illegally.

According to Jamestown Police, a vehicle was seen driving on East Second Street nears James Street, failing to keep right and crossing the fog line. The vehicle was pulled over on East Second Street near Niagara Street.

Three Hispanic men were found in the vehicle and all were allegedly found to be intoxicated. Multiple open and closed beer containers were allegedly found throughout the vehicle. The three men were reportedly staying at a hotel in Falconer and were in the area installing tile.

According to police, it was believed that the three men were in the country illegally. The U.S. Border Patrol was contacted and the three men were taken to the Jamestown City jail pending charges. The Border Patrol arrived at the city jail and found that the men were in fact illegal aliens.

No charges were pursued from the incident and the three men were released into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, of Erie, Pa.

Five Illegal Immigrants Turned Over To U.S. Border Patrol

May 4, 2011 The Post-Journal

A suspicious situation on Buffalo Street early Wednesday morning resulted in five illegal immigrants being turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol. According to a police report, Jamestown police officers responded to a report of a suspicious person on Buffalo Street, near Carolina Street, at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday after a caller saw a person wearing a mask jumping into the side door of a full-size van. Officers later found the van on Pratt Avenue and found the men were delivering phone books in the city.

The two men in the van were found to be illegal immigrants from El Salvadore who were working for a Georgia company delivering the phone books. Officers then pulled over a second van matching the description on Rowland Road that was found to have two illegal immigrants from El Salvadore and one from Honduras, all working for the same company delivering the phone books.

Robert Guardano Serrano, 27; Medardo Sibrian Nunez, 34; Dimas Ortiz Padilla, 25; Juan Carlos Castillo-Arguela, 25; and Luis Humberto Ruiz, 26; were all turned over to U.S. Border Patrol agents.

Chautauqua County Sheriff now using ICE’s Secure Communities program, and it’s about time.

May 1, 2011

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is joining law enforcement in Niagara, Livingston, Ontario, Otsego, Seneca, Steuben and Yates counties in using a new law enforcement program provided through the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

According to Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace as reported by the Post Journal, the program, called Secure Communities, provides law enforcement agencies with help in quickly identifying illegal aliens when they commit a crime and are taken into custody by police officials.

With the expansion of Secure Communities to these eight counties, ICE is using this capability in 22 jurisdictions in New York State. Across the country, ICE is using this capability in 1,211 jurisdictions in 41 states. Since ICE began using this enhanced information-sharing capability in 2008, Secure Communities has resulted in removing more than 72,000 criminal aliens – more than 26,000 of whom were convicted of violent crimes, such as murder, rape, kidnapping and the sexual abuse of children. ICE continues to work with its law enforcement partners across the country to responsibly and effectively implement Secure Communities and plans to reach complete nationwide deployment by 2013.

LOCALLY: According to Gerace, this program has already been fruitful. An illegal immigrant from Jamaica has already been taken into custody and turned over for deportation.

“We already had a hit,” he said. “The Jamestown Police Department arrested a guy for reckless endangerment and unlawful imprisonment on April 14.” According to Gerace, “he hit this system, and immediately we were notified that he was an illegal and that they had a detainer warrant for him. So we were notified immediately that we were holding somebody on misdemeanor charges that is deportable.”

PJ 04/28/11


ELLICOTT — Wilfredo Lopez, 24, of Sinclairville was charged with a federal felony of being an illegal immigrant on Sunday at 7:13 p.m. on Route 60 in Ellicott. He was released to a third party.

PJ 04/25/11

ELLERY — Hryhoriy Lakusta, 44, of Rolling Meadows, Ill., was charged with being an illegal alien Thursday at 1:07 p.m. Troopers took him into custody at the Ellery Overlook on Interstate 86 after finding out he was in the United States illegally. He was processed for the federal felony level charge and turned over the U.S. Border Patrol.

PJ 03-17-2011


ELLERY — Valeriy Gomez, 46, of the Ukraine was charged with being in the country illegally on Tuesday. A trooper of the New York State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit was performing an inspection on a tractor-trailer allegedly driven by Gomez at the Ellery Overlook on  Interstate 86 in Bemus Point. It was allegedly found that Gomez was undocumented and in the United States illegally from the Ukraine.  Gomez was taken into custody and turned over to the United States Border Patrol.

PJ 01-05-2011


Ricardo Victoria-Escorza, 20, of Port Jefferson and Eusebio Trejo-Garcia, 23, of Austin, Texas, were pulled over in a vehicle for speeding on Interstate 86 in North Harmony. Both were found to allegedly be in the United States illegally. They were taken into custody and turned over to United States Border Patrol.

Ontario Man Steals Truck, Wrecks In Hanover

December 16, 2010 The Post-Journal

HANOVER – A Canada man was charged after allegedly stealing a truck in Canada, failing to stop at the U.S. Canadian border and then allegedly wrecking the truck in Hanover on Wednesday.

Mohammad Sabbagh, 22, of West Lakeshore Road, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, was charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief and third-degree criminal possession of stolen property Wednesday at 12:30 a.m.

At 9:11 a.m., deputies responded to Hanford Road for a reported property damage accident. It was found that a 2011 Dodge pickup truck, which was found in a large drainage ditch, had hit a parked car in a business parking lot. The truck was found to have allegedly been stolen from a dealership in Mississauga, Ontario.

The vehicle was also found to have allegedly crossed the Peace Bridge Border with the U.S. and Canada, at a high rate of speed, failing to stop and endangering officers at the border. The vehicle had extensive front end damage. A search of the area turned up nothing at the time.

At 8:30 p.m., a concerned citizen reported a man acting suspicious in the area of the earlier incident. Deputies responded and allegedly found Sabbagh. He was allegedly found to have stolen the vehicle and was taken into custody.

He was charged in Hanover Town Court and taken to the Chautauqua County Jail without bail. Federal charges are pending concerning the incident at the Peace Bridge and the Peel Regional Police Service are in the process of placing charges against him for the incident in Mississauga.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Peel Regional Police Services, from Ontario.

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