Normally, agents at the Mexican border are on the lookout for drugs, weapons, or Mexicans who are trying to sneak into the U.S. However, officers arrested a 24-year-old man after a surprising discovery in his trunk presented them with a whole new set of challenges.
Agents at the San Isidro Port of Entry at the border of Mexico and California stopped the driver of a white sedan at 5:45 pm on Tuesday. The man, a U.S. citizen, waited as a Customs and Border Patrol Canine Team circled the vehicle. The dog, trained to detect smuggled humans and drugs, alerted handlers that something was not right about the trunk.
Upon opening the trunk, the agents found three women and a man, all of them citizens of China. It is amazing to think that four grown people were crammed into a small trunk and even more amazing to consider that they are from China. It is difficult to imagine what these immigrants had been through, and their discovery is likely the most humane thing that has happened to them in some time.
It was soon discovered that they did not possess legal authorization to enter the United States. As expected, the four were taken into custody. The four immigrants will be held until the conclusion of the criminal case. Eventually, they will be removed from the United States. The driver was arrested on charges of federal immigrant smuggling, and his car was seized.
“Concealing persons in vehicles is dangerous and could have severe consequences,” said Peter Flores, director of field operations for CBP in San Diego. “San Ysidro CBP officers stopped a violation of our immigration law and were able to resolve the incident safely.”
The discovery of the Chinese citizens should provide an eye-opener for both liberals and conservatives in America. First, it’s not just Mexicans using our porous Southern border to gain access to our country. Secondly, we have to wonder what their intentions are for entering the country in a criminal manner rather than doing so through legal immigration.
Perhaps, these four were simply seeking a better life, but it is also possible that they had malicious intent. It may come to light that they are part of a group like al-Qaeda or ISIS or that they intended to traffic drugs. When someone is willing to break the law to enter our country, it is not too far-fetched to imagine they will continue to break our laws once here. If nothing else, they often become a drain on our welfare system. Any of the aforementioned issues have negative results for American citizens.
President Donald Trump has been branded a racist for his insistence on building a border wall to help better regulate immigration. Liberals bash the idea, though, in truth, they know that immigration is a serious problem that is in need of a solution. More people need to learn about attempts at smuggling, like this one, so that they will be educated when they step to the voting booth.