Blaine, Wash. - The information listed below is compiled from arrests and seizures related to the Customs and Border Protection U.S. Border Patrol in the Blaine Sector area of operations. For security reasons, this may not be a complete list of enforcement actions.
06/29/2012- During a vehicle stop north of Lynden, Washington, CBP Blaine Border Patrol agents encountered a subject that was determined to be a citizen of India who admitted to being in the United States illegally. The individual was placed under arrest and processed for removal.
06/30/2012- While on patrol, Port Angeles CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents encountered a subject who claimed to be a citizen of Cuba. The subject was not in possession of any immigration documents to validate his claim. The subject was taken to the CBP Port Angeles Border Patrol station for further investigation. At the station, it was determined that the subject was a citizen of Spain and was illegally present in the United States. The subject was processed for removal.
07/02/2012- Operators of a remote video surveillance system observed a subject cross the U.S./Canada border near Blaine, Washington. Blaine CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to the area, conducted a search and encountered a subject who matched the description of the individual seen crossing in the border area. The individual, a citizen of India, admitted to being illegally present in the United States. The individual was placed under arrest and processed for removal.
07/03/2012- During a vehicle stop near the U.S./Canada border, north of Lynden, Washington, CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents encountered three subjects who were determined to be citizens of India. All three subjects admitted to having just crossed the border and to being present in the United States illegally. The three individuals 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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.