SPOKANE – U.S. Border Patrol Agents within Spokane Sector were involved in two notable arrests over the Labor Day weekend, including near Oroville.
In Spokane, agents encountered a citizen of Yemen at the Spokane Intermodal Bus Station. Upon questioning, it was determined that the subject had legally entered the U.S. through JFK Airport in New York in February of 2018 with a valid B1/B2 visa. The visa expired in August of 2018, however he did not renew the visa or exit the U.S. as required by law. He was arrested and is being transported to the Northwest ICE Processing center in Tacoma to await his removal proceedings.
“Agents are constantly working to ensure our laws are followed and our communities are safe,” stated Chief Patrol Agent Henry Rolon. “Whether it is a smuggling event or a visa overstay, my agents will continue to do their job to make sure those breaking U.S. laws are arrested and prosecuted. I appreciate the assistance and tremendous support we receive from the community as we continue to complete our important mission.”