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.
06/19/2012- Port Angeles agents took custody of two subjects who were scheduled to be released from the Greys Harbor Correctional Facility. Border Patrol agents had previously placed an immigration detainer on the subjects. One of the subjects had previously been convicted of a felony for drug importation. Both subjects admitted to being citizens of Mexico illegally present in the United States and were processed for reinstatement of prior orders of removal.
06/21/2012- Operators of a remote video surveillance system observed a suspicious individual in the Peace Arch Park during the hours of darkness when the park is closed. Due to the suspicious activity and close proximity to the United States/Canada border, agents responded to the area. A Border Patrol canine was deployed and a search was conducted for the individual. The canine unit located a subject hiding in the bushes in an attempt to conceal himself. The subject, who admitted to being a citizen of Guatemala illegally present in the United States, was placed under arrest and processed for removal.
06/22/2012- Border Patrol agents responded to a request for assistance from the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office in Port Angeles, WA regarding a subject who had be arrested for Driving While Under The Influence. The individual, who admitted to being a citizen of Mexico illegally present in the United States, was placed under arrest and subject was processed for removal.
06/24/2012- Operators of a remote video surveillance system observed two subjects illegally cross the United States/Canada border into Lynden, WA. Sumas Border Patrol agents responded to the area and apprehended the subjects. Both subjects were citizens of India who claimed to be lawful permanent residents in the United States. At the Sumas Station, agents confirmed that both of the subjects had legal status enabling them to remain in the United States. Agents issued citations for Failure to Carry Immigration Documents and Failure to Report Arrival. Both subjects were subsequently released.
06/25/2012- While patrolling the border, Sumas Border Patrol agents witnessed three subjects illegally cross the United States/Canada border west of Sumas, Washington. The agents determined that all of the subjects were citizens of India, who admitted to being illegally present in the United States. The three subjects 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.