Subject Previously Ordered Removed from the U.S. in 1994
CALAIS, Maine — On July 10, Houlton Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calais Station arrested a Mexican National after he illegally entered the United States from Canada.
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the Houlton Sector Tactical Communications Center received a report of possible illegal activity in Calais, Maine. Agents responded to the area and tracked an individual to an area downtown where they located the subject.
During questioning the subject freely admitted that he had illegally crossed the international boundary from Canada into the United States and did not possess immigration documents allowing him to enter or remain in the United States.
After returning to the Calais Border Patrol Station, further records checks confirmed that the subject was a 45-year-old citizen of Mexico and that he had previously been ordered removed from the United States in 1994.
The subject was charged with 8 USC 1326, Re-entry after Removal and 8 USC 1325, Entry Without Inspection. The case is being handled by The United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maine.
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.