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Indian charged with transporting illegal immigrants from Canada to US

New York: An Indian has been charged with allegedly transporting illegal immigrants who crossed from Canada to the US, according to officials.

Jawant Singh, 30, who was caught by a Border Patrol agent with the help of a Customs and Border Protection Agency helicopter, was accused in a federal court in Syracuse, New York, of transporting two illegal immigrants for $2,200, federal prosecutor Grant Jaquith announced on Thursday.

The helicopter spotted several people crossing the St Lawrence River into the US and entering a vehicle, according to court documents.

The border agent then stopped the vehicle and Singh was arrested.

People illegally immigrating from Canada to the US is a twist to the perceptions that President Donald Trump’s America is hostile to immigrants and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Canada welcomes them.

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Singh, who is from Philadelphia, was produced before Federal Magistrate Judge David Peebles, who ordered him detained.

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