Last week, U.S. Border Patrol agents made two arrests of juvenile recipients of the Obama-era amnesty program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The DACA recipients were caught attempting to smuggle illegal aliens across the Mexico border, into Texas.
On Thursday, the agency published a press release that detailed the arrests of the two “Dreamers”, the illegal immigrants who were brought in the U.S. as minors, and who received the legal protection under the DACA program, and who are nationals from Guatemala and Mexico.
The driver was questioned about his immigration status and was referred for further inspection after a Border Patrol dog alerted agents the presence of concealed humans or narcotics. After further inspection, the Border Patrol agents discovered two other Hispanic males concealed in the trunk of the vehicle. An immigration inspection of the two suspects revealed that they were from Brazil. Whereas the driver was a juvenile and was identified as a National from the country of Guatemala and a recipient of DACA in 2016.
Three days later, border patrol agents arrested another DACA recipient, at the very same checkpoint, in Laredo Texas, and found another illegal alien being smuggled.
The Border Patrol agents discovered that one adult male subject was concealed in the trunk of the vehicle. Investigation revealed that the hidden illegal was from Mexico.
The arrests have come at a critical time when the Congress is debating what to do about roughly 800,000 DACA recipients living in the United States after the Trump administration announced that the program will be shut down, and reversed in the next 6 months.