Las Vegas, United States.- The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent who was accused by a group of Mexican women of seducing them after their visas were revoked at a Las Vegas airport has been arrested, it was reported Tuesday.
Thanks to a video that went viral on TikTok, three young Mexican women identified a pattern in July last year in which, after serious questioning and upholding of their visas, officials approached them on social networks with the intention of starting a relationship . He lodged a complaint against the officer of the agency’s investigative unit for “using confidential information to have sex with young and vulnerable women”, but received no response for over three months.
After REFORMA filed the case on Sunday, February 5, the immigration agency said in a statement that the agent no longer works for CBP.
“We do not tolerate corruption or misconduct within our ranks, and we cooperate fully with any criminal or administrative investigation of suspected misconduct by any of our employees while on or off duty.
“This complaint is being investigated internally. The agent involved no longer works for the agency,” said a CBP statement sent to Univision this Tuesday.
One of those affected was Daniela, 19, whose visa was revoked on arrival at the Las Vegas, Nevada airport on June 25 because of a previous trip to work irregularly in the United States.
One of the immigration agents interrogated her and threatened to go to jail if she did not get an immediate flight to Mexico, but the other kindly told her that he would help her.
This second officer took his visa but allowed him to stay in Las Vegas for one day. Five minutes later, already in an airport waiting room, he sent her a message on Instagram without giving her contact number, and half an hour later he was in front of her as a civilian and inviting her to his apartment, The young lady explained how to improve.
On June 30, five days later, the officer visited Daniela in Mexico City, met her family, and promised to spend the rest of her life with her. He invited her to Puerto Vallarta for the next week, but shortly before that trip, she discovered some viral videos on TikTok, where she realized there were similar stories.
“The story is about when they took my visa away and the same officer who took it from me,” Yanin Cabrera, 25, said in a video about her experience in Las Vegas last June.
A third young woman, Paloma Sandoval, had a similar story with the same agent, and like Daniela and Yanin, he invited them to Puerto Vallarta, meetings that ultimately did not materialize. They organized and, with the help of a California-based attorney, filed a complaint with CBP about the officer’s abuse of power to “take women to bed.”
After months of no response from the agency, Yanin posted a Twitter thread re-explaining the matter, and more complaints from other women surfaced.
“(Now that we know the officer no longer works for the agency) I feel at ease knowing that the necessary measures are being taken so that this all stops and more women do not go through a similar situation,” Daniela said yesterday. Said, who chose to conceal his true identity for security reasons.
“(What do we hope) is that they investigate the entire CBP office in Las Vegas and get to the bottom of it all and stop these abuses because how is that possible there are already so many cases involving different officers it’s unbelievable he said to his fledgling pigeon