17 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in Amsterdam

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17 illegal immigrants, some of whom reportedly had lived in New York state for years, have been arrested by ICE agents in Amsterdam following a traffic stop.  

The Times Union reports that an Amsterdam patrol officer pulled over a Chevy work van along route 5S a week ago.

The van was carrying men returning home from construction work, the officer reportedly saw the driver drinking a beer. Those arrested come from Mexico and Honduras, and range in age from 19 to 58.  

They're currently being detained in the Albany County Jail awaiting deportation proceedings.

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