U.S. Border Patrol Blaine Sector Weekly Blotter, Nov. 7-13
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.
11/10/2011- Agents responded to the jail in Forks, Wash., after being notified that a subject with an immigration detainer had posted bond. Subject admitted to being a citizen of Mexico illegally present in the U.S. Subject was processed for removal.
11/10/2011- Agents observed a suspicious vehicle parked near H Street and Markworth Road east of Blaine, Wash. Agents encountered a U.S. citizen driver along with a passenger (owner of the vehicle) who is a citizen of Mexico illegally present in the U.S.. The U.S. citizen was released and the Mexican citizen, with an extensive criminal and immigration history, was processed for removal.
11/10/2011- Agents responded to a request for assistance from the Whatcom County Sheriff's office at a vehicle stop near Bellingham, Wash. Both the driver and passenger admitted to being Mexican citizens illegally present in the U.S. Both were processed for removal.
11/10/2011- Agents responded to the Work Detention Center in Bellingham, Wash., after being notified that a subject with an immigration detainer was being released. Subject admitted to being a citizen of Guatemala illegally present in the U.S. Subject was processed for removal.
11/13/2011- Agents responding to a request for assistance by the Lynden Police Department encountered two Mexican citizens. Agents determined that both Mexican citizens were illegally present in the U.S. Both subjects were 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 U.S. borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.