DETROIT (WOOD) - A bus from Grand Rapids, carrying dozens of Mexican immigrants, accidentally ended up on the Ambassador Bridge to Canada, causing the passengers to be detained for several hours Thursday.
According to articles on El Vocero's website , the bus, provided by the Hispanic Center of West Michigan, left Grand Rapids Thursday to head to the Mexican Consulate in Detroit. The bus driver missed the exit to US 96 and headed towards the bridge to Canada.
The bus was stopped before crossing the border, but immigration agents boarded the bus and guided all the passengers, including six children and teenagers, to an immigration office.
After 12 hours of waiting for answers, and assistance from members of Rep. Bill Huizenga's office, most of the passengers were allowed to leave the office. However, those 41 people will have to appear before a judge at an Immigration Court in a few weeks because of the incident.
Three people were taken to a Battle Creek prison because they had previous offenses including being previously deported, DUI and having false documentation.
The articles state that lawyers with the Center for Immigration Rights of Michigan also helped with this incident. The Hispanic Center of West Michigan will pay for the 41 passengers' legal representation during the legal process.
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