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Mexican woman arrested illegally entering the U.S. through the Canadian border

August 6, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mexican woman arrested illegally entering the U.S. through the Canadian border

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents arrested a Mexican woman after she illegally entered the United States from Canada. A Canadian was also taken into custody for helping to sneak the woman across the border without inspection.

Officers became wary of a Canadian who was attempting to cross the border at the Port of Mooers, in New York. According to Fox News Latino, 20-year-old Lukasz Kabata was crossing into New York by himself. Agents conducting a secondary inspection recognized a substantial number of women’s clothes and someone else’s immigration documents in the car.

An anonymous tip was called into Border Patrol, and agents found 18-year-old Johan Lizeth Lopez-Suceda approximately a mile away from the port of entry. Officials concluded that the woman passed the border without inspection and was with Kabata.

The two individuals were arrested due to the partnership between the two federal agencies. Patrol Agent in Charge Norman Lague of the Champlain Border Patrol Station said in a statement: “The Border Patrol mission to secure the border between the Ports of Entry cannot be accomplished without integrating our operations with our Customs and Border Protection partners as well as with the border community. This arrest exemplifies the team approach to border security that is necessary to be successful.”

“CBP officers are trained to detect the signs of human smuggling. The arrest and apprehension is an excellent example of the vigilance of our officers, and outstanding teamwork with Border Patrol to secure our border,” stated Area Port of Champlain Acting Port Director Don Yando.

Back in July, Canada and Mexico organized an agreement indicating that Mexican citizens can travel to Canada without a visa. Jessica Vaughn, the director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, told Breitbart News that Canada will become a prevalent “launching point” where Mexicans will go to seek illegal entry into the U.S.

Vaughn added that the possibility entering the United States from up north “could be enticing because some parts of our southern border have been hardened and are now very difficult to cross without being detected.”

She continued saying that entering from Canada would be of particular importance for “those Mexicans who have been deported already from the United States, or anyone who fraudulently obtains a Mexican passport, might seek to enter the United States illegally from Canada across our largely unguarded northern border.

Kabata has been officially charged with human smuggling, and Lopez-Suceda was charged with entering the country illegally without inspection. There is currently no indication if the woman will be deported back to Canada, Mexico, or not at all.

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