Guam – U.S. Customs and Immigration Agents detained 5 Chinese nationals this morning [Tuesday] near Ritidian Point.
Virginia Kice, the Western Regional Communications Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] told PNC News in an email that about 10:15am Homeland Security Special Agents detained 2 adult men, an adult woman and 2 children. The children are aged 14 and 2.
Near the beach where the 5 chinese were detained, the Agents found an inflatable boat with a motor, “which was presumably used to transport the group from the CNMI to Guam,” said Kice. She said all 5 appeared to be in good health, although the 2 men were “suffering from minor sunburn.”
The 2 men were taken into custody by Homeland Security Special Agents and they will be deported. The woman, who is the wife of one of the men, was released to care for their 2 children. Kice said her removal case will be decided by the immigration courts later.
READ the emailed statement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Spokeswoman Virginia Kice below:
Per your inquiry about the purported arrests that occurred earlier today – On June 4, at approximately 10:15 a.m., special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Guam encountered five Chinese nationals – two adult males, an adult female, and two children (aged 14 and 2) – in northern Guam.
All five appeared to be in good health, although the two adult males were suffering from minor sunburn. Near the beach where the Chinese nationals were encountered, HSI special agents found an inflatable boat with a motor, which was presumably used to transport the group from the CNMI to Guam.
The adult Chinese nationals were taken into custody by HSI special agents and are being processed administratively for deportation. The woman, who is the mother of the two children, will be released to care for them while her removal case is being decided by the immigration courts.
The two adult males, one of whom is the woman’s husband, will be held in ICE custody pending a decision by the courts on their removal cases.
Meanwhile, HSI’s investigation into the incident is ongoing. As such, that is all the information we are able to release at this time.