Border Patrol Arrests DACA Recipient for Human Smuggling

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YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector agents arrested a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient from California and apprehended multiple illegal aliens during a human smuggling event Monday night.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:45 p.m., when Border Patrol agents assigned to Dome Valley conducted a vehicle stop on a 2019 Dodge Charger along Interstate 8. Agents determined the female driver was a DACA recipient and the front seat passenger was illegally present in the United States. Two additional illegal aliens were discovered hiding in the trunk.

The 21-year-old DACA recipient, whose status had expired, was residing in San Bernardino, California. The smuggled subjects were all male Mexican citizens and ranged in age from 28-52 years old.

All were processed for immigration violations.

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