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.
02/09/2012 - Agents patrolling the border near Blaine encountered a subject in close proximity to the U.S. - Canada border. The subject, a Canadian citizen, admitted to the agent that he had just entered into the United States illegally. The subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal.
02/09/2012 - A Sumas police officer requested assistance from agents in helping to identify an individual encountered in Sumas. The individual, identified as a citizen of India illegally present in the United States, was placed under arrest and processed for removal. The subject stated during processing that he had intended to illegally cross the border into Canada in order to start a new life.
02/12/2012 - Agents responded to a Washington State Patrol trooper's request for assistance on a traffic stop near Bellingham. The driver was arrested by the trooper on a warrant, which the agent assisted in communicating to the driver in Spanish. The agents determined that all four occupants of the vehicle were Mexican citizens illegally present in the United States. The three passengers were placed under arrest and processed for removal. An immigration detainer was placed on the driver who will be processed for removal after being released from jail.
02/14/2012 - Agents arrested a subject who had an immigration detainer and was scheduled to be released from the jail in Forks. The subject, a Mexican citizen illegally present in the United States, was in possession of both a fraudulent permanent resident card and fraudulent Social Security card. The subject was processed for removal.
02/14/2012 - Agents encountered two subjects, both citizens of Mexico, in a wooded area in close proximity to the United States - Canada border near Sumas. The subjects, illegally present in the United States, were placed under arrest and 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 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.