On Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested another Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, this time in Arizona, for attempting to smuggle illegal aliens into the United States from Mexico.
Agents working in the Yuma Sector came across the footprints of several illegal aliens attempting to enter the U.S. from Mexico and communicated the information to Targeted Enforcement Unit agents, who witnessed four subjects entering into a white truck nearby. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reports:
Agents from both units intercepted the vehicle and performed a vehicle stop. The driver was identified as a 26-year-old male Mexican national DACA recipient from Salinas, California. The other four occupants were all determined to be Mexican nationals illegally present in the United States. The driver was arrested for human smuggling charges, and the four passengers were arrested for immigration violations. The vehicle was seized for forfeiture.
The arrest by federal agents marks the third time in less than a week that Border Patrol agents arrested a DACA recipient for suspected human smuggling.
The first incident occurred on January 24, when agents working in San Diego received a tip that suspected human smuggling was occurring near Torrey Pines State Beach. (Read more from “Illegal Alien Crime: Another Daca Recipient Arrested for Human Smuggling” HERE)