Illegal Alien Adult Male Caught Posing As an Unaccompanied Minor At the Border

Brittany M. Hughes | October 18, 2018
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehended a 21-year-old Guatemalan man posing as an unaccompanied minor and using someone else's birth certificate this week.

According to CBP, border agents caught the man at an El Paso border crossing facility on Oct. 14, along with a pregnant female seeking asylum and several others.

The group, CBP said, was “being escorted from Mexico to the U.S. by members of a non-governmental organization at the Paso Del Norte crossing October 14.”

“Further queries revealed the UAC was actually a 21-year old male fraudulently utilizing his minor cousin’s Guatemalan birth certificate,” CBP explained.

The man was eventually identified as 21-year-old Baltazar Almicar Nolasco Pascual, and was booked into the El Paso County Jail where he faces charges of using false or misleading representation.

It’s hardly the first time an adult alien has been caught impersonating a minor and using fake documents to fraudulently obtain entry into the United States. Back in April, an 18-year-old illegal alien from El Salvador and a known gang member of MS-13 was caught falsely claiming to be an unaccompanied minor in order to cross from Mexico into Arizona. Without proper documentation and proof, it's nearly impossible to know how many adults posing as minors have been inadvertently processed as children and allowed into the U.S.

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