YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents arrested a 20-year-old male B1/B2 visa card holder and five illegal immigrants attempting to travel through Dome Valley early Wednesday. The group was attempting to circumvent Wellton Station’s eastbound checkpoint on Interstate 8.
The driver is being presented for prosecution on a charge of alien smuggling. The illegal immigrants will be processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.
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.