DERBY LINE, Vt. – U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Newport Station apprehended three Haitian Nationals as they attempted to illegally enter the United States in Derby Line, Vermont on Monday.
During the evening of February 19, a Newport Station Border Patrol Agent was monitoring the United States and Canada border near Caswell Avenue in Derby Line, Vermont when he witnesses three individuals walking south from the Canadian border. The agent stopped the individuals and during questioning identified that the three men, all citizens of Haiti, had just entered the United States illegally. Because none of the individuals had legal status in the U.S., the subjects were arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) for immigration proceedings.
“This arrest is a great example of the vigilance our Border Patrol agents display on a daily basis,” said Newport Station Patrol Agent in Charge Richard Ross. “I’m proud of the work that agents perform every day to keep our border secure and our country safe
The Swanton Sector is responsible for securing the land border between ports of entry in Vermont, New Hampshire and northeastern New York. The coordination with assistance of citizens is invaluable to the Border Patrol's border security mission and we welcome community members' help to keep our nation’s borders safe. Please report suspicious activity at 1-800-689-3362.
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