Report: Immigrant NYC Couple Detained While Visiting Fort Drum

Report: Immigrant NYC Couple Detained While Visiting Fort Drum

Posted: Updated: Jul 07, 2018 09:48 PM

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The family of a Mexican couple from Brooklyn is reportedly saying their parents were detained at the door of Fort Drum on July 4 by border patrol agents, then taken to a detention facility hundreds of miles away. 

That's according to the NBC affiliate in New York City

The story says the family from Brooklyn was heading to the Army base to celebrate Independence Day with a family member who is an Army Sergeant. 

Family said the two detained, Concepcion and Margarito Silva have lived in New York for two decades. They were undocumented when they came to the country from Mexico, but were approved for an official Department of Labor work permit in 2007. 

Follow this link for the full story. 

On Saturday a spokesperson for Fort Drum said,

"On July 4th, 2018, two people attempted to gain access to Fort Drum without Department of Defense approved identification, which all visitors are required to present. Fort Drum Security personnel identified a discrepancy with their passports. This prompted security personnel to contact US Customs and Borders Patrol."

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