BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville port of entry intercepted an undocumented woman for alleged violations of immigration law. The woman allegedly attempted to enter the country using a valid legal permanent resident card presented for her by the driver of the motorcycle on which she was traveling.
On Friday, March 15 at Veterans' International Bridge a 56-year-old male Nicaraguan citizen who resides in Apex, North Carolina applied for admission to enter the United States as the driver of a black 2007 Yamaha motorcycle accompanied by a 28-year-old woman. A CBP officer at primary inspection referred them both to secondary for further examination after the man presented two valid legal permanent resident cards as their entry documents. In secondary, CBP officers used a CBP database and discovered that the document presented for the woman had not been issued to the person for whom it was being presented. CBP officers discovered that the adult female is a citizen of Nicaragua with no legal immigration documents to enter or reside in the United States.
CBP officers seized the documents; the man and woman were taken into custody in connection with alleged violations of U.S. immigration law.
"Our CBP officers' training and observation skills resulted in the interception of this alleged smuggling attempt," said Michael Freeman, CBP port director, Brownsville. Freeman went on to say, "In the course of fulfilling our critical mission, our officers are doing an excellent job of keeping our borders safe from the illegal entry of undocumented persons."
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.