Two Yemeni men were apprehended while illegally crossing the border at the Calexico Point of Entry. Both were transported to El Centro Processing center for immigration and criminal history screening, according to an archived Customs and Border Control (CBC) press release published in full by The National Pulse on Tuesday morning. The primary duty of the border control is to “enforce all applicable U.S. laws, including against illegal immigration, narcotics smuggling, and illegal importation.” Immigration reform has been a focus of the Biden administration with many saying that the situation at the border is a crisis with potentially devastating economic and homeland security implications.
The El Centro Sector of the United States Border Control is located in Southern California in the Imperial Valley. According to the El Centro Sector website, the border comprises 71 linear miles along the International Boundary with Mexico from the Jacumba Mountains in the west to the Imperial Sand Dunes in the east. The sector has four Border Patrol stations located in the cities of El Centro, Calexico, Indio, and Riverside, according to the website. The terrain consists of some mountains and agricultural land but is primarily desert with temperatures sometimes exceeding 120 degrees. It can be dangerous for those who migrate as well as for the border control agents. The approximate boundaries of the border can be found below.
Screen Capture/El Centro Border Control Region
One man, apprehended on Jan. 29 at approximately 1:10 a.m. three miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry, was taken for processing at the El Centro border control station. The illegal alien is 33 years old and was listed on both the FBI’s Terrorism Watch List and on the No-Fly list.