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Immigrant Uses Counterfeit Visa at Douglas Port of Entry

Release Date: 
July 11, 2010

Douglas, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers apprehended an arriving immigrant who was attempting to use a counterfeit U.S. visa to gain entry into the country.

On July 10 at about 5 p.m. CBP officers were screening travelers when they became suspicious of a man and the documents he was presenting in order to gain entry into the U.S. CBP officers examined the documents closer and found that the visa was a counterfeit document. The man was identified as a 25-year-old Mexican national from Baja California, Mexico.

The man was a repeat offender and was processed for removal from the U.S. and sent back to Mexico. A criminal complaint is simply the method by which a person is charged with criminal activity and raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

While anti-terrorism is the primary mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the inspection process at the ports of entry associated with this mission results in impressive numbers of enforcement actions in all categories.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017