BLAINE, WASH.—The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations. For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of enforcement actions.
12/13/2011- Agents responded to an individual exiting the Peace Arch Park in Blaine, WA while the park was closed. Agents encountered a Canadian citizen who admitted to just crossing the border illegally. The subject was arrested and processed for removal.
12/13/2011- Agents arrested two individuals who were hiding in the woods near the U.S.-Canada border, east of Blaine, WA. Both subjects, citizens of Mexico, admitted to being illegally present in the United States and were processed for removal.
12/15/2011- While patrolling the west side of the Olympic Peninsula, Agents encountered two subjects on a forest road near Forks, WA. The subjects, one a citizen of Mexico and the other a citizen of Guatemala admitted to being illegally present in the United States and were placed under arrest and processed for removal.
12/17/2011- Agents arrested one subject encountered near the U.S.-Canada border in Blaine, WA. Subject admitted to being a Mexican citizen illegally present in the United States. The subject was processed for removal.
12/18/2011- Agents took custody of an individual who was scheduled to be released from the Whatcom County Detention Center in Bellingham, WA. U.S. Border Patrol agents had previously placed an immigration detainer on the subject. The subject, a Mexican citizen illegally present in the United States, had a criminal conviction for DUI and hit and run. The subject was processed for removal.
12/18/2011- Agents responded to a report that one subject had crossed the U.S.-Canada border south into the United States north of Lynden, WA. Agents were able to track the subject's sign and encounter the individual approximately one mile south of the international boundary. The subject, a citizen of Pakistan illegally present in the United States, was arrested and processed for removal.
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.