El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two Yemeni nationals who illegally crossed the border into the U.S. in separate incidents during the past two months. Agents identified both men as being on the FBI’s Terrorism Watch List and the No-Fly list.
Agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol Station on March 30 arrested a migrant for illegally entering the United States approximately two miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry. The agents transported the man to the El Centro Processing Center where all migrants undergo a biometric background investigation and criminal background check, according to information obtained from CBP officials.
Agents identified the man as a 26-year-old illegal alien from Yemen. A records check found the man is listed on the FBI’s Terrorism Watch List and on the No-Fly list.
Officials said the man is being held in federal custody pending removal proceedings.