EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry arrested a woman who allegedly attempted to smuggle a Mexican minor into the United States.
“The dedicated and hardworking CBP officers at Eagle Pass take CBP’s core value of vigilance to heart when processing travelers seeking entry to the U.S., said Port Director John Brandt, Eagle Pass Port of Entry. This case serves to underscore that commitment in the detection of this attempt to smuggle a child without the proper documentation to enter the country.”
On Oct. 29, CBP officers at Camino Real International Bridge, inspected a 2012 Nissan Altima, driven by a U.S. citizen, as it arrived from Mexico. Upon questioning, CBP officers learned that the minor was a Mexican citizen without legal documents to enter the U.S. and the woman allegedly provided the U.S. birth certificate to smuggle him into the U.S. illegally.
The 48-year-old woman, from Lyons, Georgia will appear before a U.S. magistrate for alleged violation of immigration law.
The Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within U.S. Customs and Border Protection tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.
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.