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.
01/16/2012 - Agents arrested a citizen of Mexico resulting from a vehicle stop near Blaine, Wash. The subject admitted to being illegally present in the United States and was placed under arrest and processed for removal. Record checks on the subject revealed prior criminal convictions including felony aggravated assault and domestic violence.
01/18/2012 - Agents encountered three subjects in close proximity to the U.S. - Canada border north of Lynden, Wash. The three individuals, all citizens of Honduras, admitted to being illegally present in the United States. The subjects were placed under arrest and processed for removal. During processing the subjects stated that they had intended to illegally enter Canada and seek asylum.
01/21/2012 - Agents responded to a request for assistance from a deputy from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and an officer from the Quinalt Nation Police Department regarding two individuals they had encountered as a result of a traffic stop near Forks, Wash. Both citizens of Mexico had freely admitted to the law enforcement officers that they were illegally in the United States, but not before first presenting false permanent resident cards. One of the subjects was arrested by local law enforcement on active warrants. An immigration detainer was placed on the subject with the active warrants. The other individual was arrested by Border Patrol agents and processed for removal.
01/23/2012 - Agents encountered an individual after following foot signs that led away from the U.S. - Canada border in an area north of Lynden, Wash. The individual, a citizen of India, admitted to having just crossed illegally into the United States from Canada. The subject was 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.