The U.S. Border Patrol announced that its agents have apprehended 21 illegal immigrants from Haiti and the Dominican Republic that entered illegally into Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in separate incidents.
On March 8, Ramey Sector Border Patrol Agents (BPAs) received a report from the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) of a possible illegal immigrants boarding a passenger ferry at the Cruz Bay pier in St. John, bound for St. Thomas.
Border Patrol agents responded to the Red Hook passenger ferry pier in St. Thomas and arrested 10 illegal immigrants from Haiti.
Meanwhile in the Tortuguero area of the municipality of Vega Baja, Ramey Sector Border Patrol Agents arrested eleven illegal immigrants from the Dominican Republic, after landing on board a 25-foot “yola” type vessel.
All 21 immigrants will be processed and removed under federal immigration law, Border Patrol said.