Champlain, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations announced the arrest of a Haitian citizen on charges of misuse of a passport.
On April 2, CBP officers encountered 55-year-old Yves Jean-Amime as a passenger on a small charter bus at the Champlain port of entry in Champlain, N.Y. Mr. Jean-Amime claimed to be a citizen of Canada and presented a valid Canadian passport as proof of citizenship. He advised CBP officers that he was destined to New York City to visit family over the Easter weekend.
CBP officers noticed that Mr. Jean-Amime appeared to be much older than the person pictured in the Canadian passport, which identified that individual as a 38-year-old male. After further questioning and additional data research, it was determined that Jean-Amime was an imposter to the genuine Canadian passport.
Mr. Jean-Amime was arrested by CBP officers and charged with misuse of a passport and is currently being detained pending prosecution by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of New York.
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.