By Alan Sorensen
U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested three illegal aliens traveling east through Havre on Amtrak Tuesday.
Mark Kemp, assistant chief of the Havre Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol, said the agents apprehended two Chinese nationals and one Mexican during a routine check of the train.
Agents out of the Havre station routinely check the Amtrak Train for possible illegal aliens, and they did apprehend two Chinese aliens and one from Mexico, said Mark Kemp, assistant chief patrol agent of the Havre Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol. Kemp didnt have their ages.
One of the Chinese Nationals was in possession of an expired employee authorization document. It was expired and he will have a hearing to establish his future in the country.
The document allows the bearer to work in the United States legally for a prescribed period of time. Kemp said that that man had lived in the United States legally for seven years. He was released on his own recognizance because the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) already had a file open on him.
The other two men were taken into custody and jailed in Blaine County. They are being removed today to southern Idaho, Kemp said, where theyll be transported by the JPATS (Justice Prisoner Alien Transportation System) to other detention centers where their information hearings will be held.