BLAINE, Wash. – The information listed below is from arrests and seizures related to the U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations. For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of enforcement actions.
09/21/2014 – U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to a call from a concerned resident near Sumas, Washington. According to the caller, an individual had illegally crossed the border and was asking for a ride to the nearest town. Agents located the subject and determined that the citizen of Iraq already had a pending order of removal from the United States. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal.
09/27/2014 – A Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) operator witnessed one subject illegally cross the U.S./Canada border near Blaine, Washington. When agents arrived in the area, they discovered an individual who initially claimed to have crossed the international boundary by accident. After learning that the crossing was captured on video, the subject admitted to intentionally entering the U.S. illegally. During questioning, agents determined the citizen of Canada was illegally present in the United States. The subject was granted a voluntary return to Canada.
09/29/2014 – A RVSS operator observed two subjects on bicycles leaving the U.S./Canada border near Lynden, Washington. Agents responded to the area and located the two bicyclists. Through questioning, agents determined they were both citizens of India who were unlawfully present in the United States. The subjects were placed under arrest and processed for removal.
Concerned citizens who wish to report suspicious or suspected illegal activity along the United States/Canada border can call the following numbers; in the United States call (360) 332-5286 or 1-800-556-1345 and in Canada call 1-888-855-6655.
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.