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 subjects will be processed for immigration violations.