Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents encounter another fraud case
McALLEN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Centralized Processing Center on Monday, July 30 discovered an adult man and woman using a fraudulent birth certificate in an attempt to pass as father and child.
The man, a Honduran national, claimed he was the father of a 17-year-old female accompanying him. During an interview, the woman admitted to agents that the man was not her father and that the document in question was fraudulent. Subsequently, she provided her real name and date of birth. She is 18 years old and claims to be a friend of the male subject.
Both subjects will be processed accordingly.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness, such as “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo!”
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.