Posted on January 4, 2024

Illegal Immigrants Using Fake Passports to Pose as Minors When Crossing US-Mexico Border

Bradford Betz and Bill Melugin, Fox News, December 31, 2023

Border Agents in the Tucson, Arizona, sector are seeing an influx of immigrants from Guinea using fake passports to claim they are minors when entering the United States illegally {snip}

The illegal immigrants are changing their ages and pretending to be unaccompanied minors so they’ll have a better chance of getting into the U.S.

The Border Patrol notice advises agents on what to look out for, and provides examples of real and fake Guinean passports. It warns that passports issued in the municipality of Conakry, Guinea’s capital, after June 2023 are “most likely fraudulent or altered.”

The notice also alerts agents that the Guinean government might be playing a direct role in the fraud. {snip}