The New York City court exempted six Gujaratis from criminal charges for illegal immigration. The US authorities caught the six crossing the Canada-US border on April 28. On Thursday, a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, Gary L Favro, instructed the young Gujarat boys not to use illegal ways to travel to the US.
Favro said, “The human smugglers do not care about you. They only care about your money. Tell people in your home country about the difficulties you faced. Urge them not to use illegal means of travelling to the US. They should follow the legal immigration procedure to arrive in the US.”
The US government public interest prosecutor asked the court to spare the six youths. He also asked the court not to impose any fine based on their zero criminal records and no use of violent means of entry. The attorney mentioned that the Gujarati men were not criminals but attempted to enter the country in an unethical way. Further, he pleaded with the court and said that the youth had already spent 24 days in jail.
Afterward, the court exempted them from criminal charges and deported them back to India. Moreover, Saavan has turned witness against Bryan Lazore, charged with illegal immigration in the US under the Alien Act. On April 28, Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service (AMPS) notified St Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department (SRMTP) of a boat carrying many people from Canada toward the United States.
Earlier, there was an incident in the US where six Gujaratis almost drowned in the St. Regis river. In an attempt to cross the Canada-US border illegally, the six almost died, they told the US cops. In the recent case, the six recognized are Amit Patel (22), Dhruv Patel (22), Neel Patel (19), Urvesh Patel (20), Saavan Patel (19), and Darshan Patel (21). Almost all of them are grade 12th pass outs, while two study in college. Four of them were going to Chicago, while the rest were going to South Carolina and Georgia, respectively. Later, the six youth appealed to be guilty of entering the United States illegally.