In four separate incidents over Easter weekend, agents from the U.S. Border Patrol’s Swanton Sector arrested a total of 20 aliens illegally entering the U.S. in New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire.
The illegal aliens hailed from several countries, including Guatemala, Hatti, Romania and Germany, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported Monday.
In the early morning hours of Friday, March 30, agents from the Champlain Border Patrol Station located nine individuals who had just illegally crossed into the United States from Canada near the West Service Road in Champlain, N.Y.
On Saturday, agents from the Newport Border Patrol Station apprehended eight individuals after they illegally crossed into the United States from Canada near the North Derby Road in Newport, Vt. Seven of the individuals are citizens of Romania and one is a citizen of Germany. All eight illegal aliens were caught and transported to the Newport Station for processing.
And, on Easter, border agents at two different stations captured a total of three Guatemalan illegal aliens trying to enter the U.S.
Easter morning, agents from the Richford Border Patrol Station apprehended a citizen of Guatemala after he illegally crossed into the United States from Canada near Franklin, Vt. and attempted to abscond into the United States on a bicycle.
Later in the day, agents from the Beecher Falls Border Patrol Station apprehended two more citizens of Guatemala who did not have immigration documents allowing them to enter or remain in the U.S. near Pittsburg, N.H.
All of the illegal aliens were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) for removal proceedings.
About 300,000 people a day legally enter the U.S. from Canada, The Wall Street Journal reports.