Rochester, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rochester Border Patrol Station arrested two subjects determined to be illegally present in the U.S. on July 24.
Adolph Boh Stewartson, a Jamaican citizen, presented a fake Jamaican driver’s license to agents and claimed that he had entered the U.S. on March 11, 2016, in New York City. Stewartson could not, however, recall the name of the airport in New York City he had arrived at. The subject also claimed he had a passport with a U.S. visa, but did not have it with him. Immigration records revealed no information on Stewartson, or a valid visa to be legally present in the U.S.
Later that day, agents arrested Mikhail Kadar, a Ukrainian-born citizen of the United Kingdom. Kadar had been deported from the U.S. on September 14, 2006, after multiple convictions in New Jersey for crimes including burglary and theft.
“Many people use fraudulent documents or claim to have genuine documents in order to elude authorities,” said Rochester Station Patrol Agent In Charge Michael Werthman. “Our agents are always vigilant in identifying individuals who are illegally present in the U.S.”
The two individuals were detained at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility pending court appearances.
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.