Three Yemenis arrested at US-Mexico border

Authorities in Arizona(US) arrested three Yemeni  people this month on charges of illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Yuma Station agents said they came across the group of men on the west side of San Luis on Wednesday. Agents arrested them and conducted medical screens and checked that they were not on any watchlists. All three of the Yemeni men face immigration violation charges.

“Yuma Sector agents conducted thorough interviews and screenings, which resulted in negative matches through the National Targeting Center and Terrorist Screening Center,” officials said.

The arrests came one day after Yuma Station agents arrested five Bangladeshi nationals crossing into the United States, according to Breitbart. Those men also face federal immigration charges.

The Trump administration has further cracked down on immigration during the coronavirus pandemic, with only two people being granted refugee status between March 21 and May 13. President Trump also announced in April his intention to sign an executive order to stop immigration during the health crisis.