Agents patrolling the border north of Lynden encountered a man hiding in a berry field. The individual, a citizen of India, admitted to the agents that he had illegally entered the U.S. The subject was arrested and processed for removal.
Remote video surveillance system (RVSS) operators observed two individuals illegally cross the border into the U.S. east of Blaine. Responding agents encountered the two individuals, who admitted to having just illegally entered the U.S. The subjects – a citizen of Canada and a citizen of the Philippines – had legal Landed Immigrant status in Canada. Both subjects were arrested, processed for removal and returned to Canada.
Agents patrolling the border near Sumas observed a subject carrying a backpack walking into the woods near the Northwood Casino. After a brief foot pursuit, responding agents located two subjects hiding in a wooded area near the border. Both subjects were found to be illegally present in the U.S. and were arrested. One subject, a citizen of Mexico, had been previously removed from the U.S. in 2009. This subject was processed for reinstatement of a prior removal. The other subject, a citizen of Columbia, was found to be in violation of the terms of his visa and was processed for removal.
Agents near Blaine responded to a call for assistance from the Blaine Police Department. While assisting, agents encountered two citizens of Mexico who admitted to being illegally present in the U.S. Both subjects were arrested and processed for removal.
January 27: RVSS operators observed two individuals near the border area on the beach west of Blaine. Responding agents encountered two subjects attempting to hide among the rocks on the beach. Both subjects were citizens of Honduras and admitted to being illegally present in the U.S. They were arrested and processed for removal. Both had criminal histories and had been previously ordered removed from the U.S.