Border Patrol Report

Published on Wed, Jul 4, 2012
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June 9: While patrolling the border in Blaine, Border Patrol agents encountered two subjects in close proximity to the U.S./Canada border. The agents determined that both subjects were citizens of Cuba. Agents confirmed that one subject had status in the U.S. and was subsequently released. The second suspect admitted to being illegally present in the U.S. This subject was placed under arrest and processed for removal.

June 9:
Operators of a remote video surveillance system observed two subjects running southbound from the U.S./Canada border near Lynden. Border Patrol agents responded to the area, conducted a search and encountered two subjects who matched the description of the individuals who were seen running away from the immediate border area. Both individuals were citizens of Mexico who admitted to being illegally present in the U.S. Both were placed under arrest and processed for removal.

June 11: Agents encountered an individual walking southbound from the U.S./Canada border in the area of Peace Arch State Park in Blaine. The agents determined that the individual was Palestinian. The subject admitted to being illegally present in the U.S., was placed under arrest and processed for removal.

June 19: 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 U.S. and were processed for reinstatement of prior orders of removal.

June 21: Operators of a remote video surveillance system observed a suspicious individual in Peace Arch State Park during the hours of darkness when the park is closed.  Due to the suspicious activity and close proximity to the U.S./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 U.S., was placed under arrest and processed for removal.

June 22: Border Patrol agents responded to a request for assistance from the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office in Port Angeles,  regarding a subject who had been arrested for driving while under the influence.  The individual, who admitted to being a citizen of Mexico illegally present in the U.S., was placed under arrest and was processed for removal.

June 24: Operators of a remote video surveillance system observed two subjects illegally cross the U.S./Canada border into Lynden. 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 U.S. At the Sumas station, agents confirmed that both of the subjects had legal status enabling them to remain in the U.S.  Agents issued citations for failure to carry immigration documents and failure to report arrival.  Both subjects were subsequently released.

The information listed above 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.