HIDALGO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a man and woman from Nuevo Leon, Mexico attempting to enter the United States using fraudulent documents.
“Our officers detected these people attempting to illegally enter our country by utilizing fraudulent documents and they will now face the consequences of their actions through the legal system,” said Port Director Sylvia Briones, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.
On June 20, a CBP officer working at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge pedestrian walkway encountered a man and woman arriving from Mexico who presented Texas issued identification cards along with U.S. passport cards. The officer noticed discrepancies with the documents and immediately escorted the couple into secondary for further inspection. Further examination resulted in officers confirming that the documents presented were in fact fraudulent and that the two travelers were Mexican citizens without valid documents to legally enter or reside in the United States.
CBP OFO arrested the two Mexican citizens and they were presented before a federal magistrate for alleged violation of U.S. immigration law.