Local officials -- who say border security along the Lake Erie coast is lax -- want a local U.S. Border Patrol office. Ottawa and Erie counties are separated from Canada via Lake Erie, where countless illegal immigrants could pass through undetected.
A new Border Patrol office could curtail that influx, they say.
These local officials from Ottawa and Erie counties met with representatives from the Border Patrol last week to discuss a possible office in either county. Detroit is the closest location in the Lake Erie region.
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