Champlain, N.Y. - On Thanksgiving Day, CBP officers at the Champlain, N.Y. port of entry received notification from Canada Border Services Agency that Kenneth Schneider, a 32-year-old United States citizen from Foley, Mo. was being deported from Canada and returned to the United States. Schneider entered Canada in July of 2008 as a visitor and has remained there without legal status until he was arrested by Canadian authorities on an immigration violation. Record checks by Canadian authorities revealed the possibility of an active warrant in the United States.
Upon his return to the United States, CBP officers performed record checks, to include fingerprint queries, which confirmed that Schneider was the subject of two nationwide no bond felony warrants. The warrants were for charge including sexual misconduct and child molestation issued in August, 2008 by the Lincoln County, Mo. sheriff's department and statutory rape issued in January, 2009 by the Warren County, Mo. sheriff's department.
CBP officers verified the validity of the warrants and confirmed extradition to Missouri. Schneider was arrested and turned over to the custody of New York State Troopers pending extradition to Missouri.
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.