MCALLEN, Texas – Border Patrol agents arrested a Middle-Eastern man as he tried to sneak into Texas by illegally crossing the border. The man’s country of origin was not readily available.
The arrest took place earlier this week just south of the border city of Pharr, where an agent took into custody a man from a Middle Eastern country, a border patrol spokesman confirmed to Breitbart Texas. The man was then taken to the Weslaco station for processing and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for expedited removal, a prepared statement from the agency revealed.
While not common, arrests of people from Middle Eastern and eastern countries have taken place along the Texas border.
Just last December, federal agents arrested Bekir Buluc, a Turkish man described by Pennsylvania’s Pocono Record as a criminal with a history of domestic violence. Despite having been deported numerous times, he keeps trying to get back into America to kidnap his children and raise them as Muslim.
As Breitbart Texas previously reported, last October Border Patrol agents arrested an East African man from Eritrea. The arrest came at around the time when the nation feared a possible Ebola outbreak which created a scare inside the processing station. At the end it was determined that the man posed no health risk.
This article has been updated.