YUMA, Ariz. – Thursday morning, a U.S. citizen was arrested for transporting three illegal Mexican immigrants through Dome Valley in an apparent effort to avoid the Border Patrol checkpoint located on Interstate 8. The driver originally picked the Mexican nationals up in California after they had illegally crossed into the U.S. He then unsuccessfully attempted to transport them further into the interior of the United States.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.