(Border Patrol discovers two fraudulent families)...The two were separate incidents.
The Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents identified two fraudulent family units while processing different events over the weekend. In one incident, an 8 year old girl who illegally entered the United States with a 36 year old man, who claimed to be her father, was later determined to be an unaccompanied child. After agents identified discrepencies in their stories, the man admitted to being a friend of the child's mother, who was in Brazil. The two were separated and processed accordingly. In the second incident, agents determined that a 14 year old girl and a 40 year old woman, who claimed to be daughter and morth, were a niece and aunt. The two Romanian nationals illegally entered the country together, but were separated under the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act after the fraud was discovered.