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Wed Oct 16, 2019, 08:01 AM

CBP: Jailed British tourists entered US 'deliberately'

Earlier LBN thread: British holidaymakers 'traumatised' after arrest at US border


Source: BBC

Jailed British tourists entered US 'deliberately'

16 October 2019

A British family detained in the US after crossing the border from Canada intentionally entered the country illegally, officials have said.

They said the vehicle was captured on video "slowly and deliberately" driving through a ditch to enter the US.

Two adults in the vehicle had previously been denied travel authorisation to the US, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said.

One couple involved claimed the group had crossed the border accidentally.

David Connors, 30, and his wife Eileen, 24, said they were travelling with their young baby and family members - two more adults and young twins - on 3 October when, to avoid an animal, they veered on to a small road.

But CBP said that remote video surveillance captured the vehicle crossing a ditch before pulling back on to a road in Lynden, Washington state, and continuing west. The group was pulled over by a border patrol agent shortly after.


Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50067575

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 08:08 AM

1. Funny the way


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Response to Unbelievable (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 08:15 AM

2. I reserve judgement. It would not be the first time Trump's Border Protection Agents have lied.

Even if what they claim is true, there is no excuse for the way that infant or any child and parents--whether Latino or British or Martian was reportedly treated. And there is sufficient record on abuse of children to give these parents' report at least some benefit-of-the-doubt.

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