Border Patrol in Maine Arrests Convicted Protection Order Violator
FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine - On December 26, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a Canadian citizen, convicted of violating a protection order in the State of Maine. The Canadian man is a lawfully admitted Permanent Resident in the United States.
On November 7, the Canadian man was convicted of Violating a Condition of Release and Violation of a Protection Order, class E and D crimes under Maine State law. Once convicted for the crime of Violation of a Protection Order, the Canadian citizen became deportable under U.S. immigration law (8 USC 1227).
“Domestic abuse and violating court orders are serious offenses in the State of Maine,” said Jason D. Owens, Chief Patrol Agent of the Border Patrol in Maine. “Federal law reflects the seriousness of domestic violence related offenses and our immigration laws contain a specific provision that allows us to remove alien domestic-abusers from our country.”
Border Patrol agents from the Fort Fairfield Station arrested the Canadian man following his release from the Aroostook County Jail. The man was transported to the Fort Fairfield Station, processed, entered into removal proceedings and transferred to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.
“Enforcing immigration law is a vital component of our homeland security mission. Removing criminal aliens from the streets helps to keep our communities safe,” said Chief Owens.
The Border Patrol in Maine relies on the cooperation and assistance of the public. Anyone wishing to make a confidential report of suspicious activity may do so by calling (800) 851-8727 to contact the U.S. Border Patrol in Maine.
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