American Man Fined $5,000 for Entering U.S. Illegally

| by Michael Allen

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently announced that a Canadian citizen and an American man were arrested by a U.S. Border Patrol agent for illegally entering the U.S.

The Sept. 7 incident happened near the Notre Dame, Canada border crossing area, according to a press release by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

At approximately 2:30 pm while on patrol, an agent from the Rangeley Station encountered two male subjects walking on a dirt road with mountain bikes in nexus to the border.  Questioning by the agent revealed that the two suspects illegally entered the U.S. from Canada. Subsequently, both males were arrested for violation of U.S. law and transported to the Rangeley Station for further processing.

Both men were arrested and transported to a U.S. Border Patrol station for processing, and then turned over to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which fined them each "a $5,000 civil penalty under 19 USC 1459 for Failure to Report," stated the press release. The men have 30 days to pay the massive fine.

Chris Cabrera, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council in Texas, recently claimed that one of the undocumented immigrants involved in the shooting of Border Patrol agent Javier Vega, Jr. was deported several times and only fined $10, noted

According to the legal site, if undocumented immigrants are caught in the U.S. there are numerous legal options for them to fight deportation.

The Canadian citizen was immediately deported by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Sources:,, (Image Credit: Gerald L. Nino, CBP, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security)