A Jordan national, Moayad Heider Mohammad Aldairi pled guilty on Tuesday to being part of a scheme to smuggling people from Yemen through to the United States through Mexico.
Department of Justice released in a statement stating, “According to the plea agreement, during the second half of 2017, Aldairi conspired with others to smuggle at least six Yemeni nationals across the Texas border and into the United States in exchange for a fee. Aldairi admitted his role in transporting the aliens from Monterrey, Mexico to Piedras Negras where he directed them to cross the Rio Grande River into the United States. Aldairi provided construction hard hats and reflective vests to some of the aliens in an effort to enable them to blend in after crossing. Aldairi will be sentenced by the Honorable Alia Moses at a later date.”
The U.S. Embassy in Jordan along with Border Patrol and the FBI worked closely together on the case.
A number of different government agencies, including Border Patrol and the FBI, worked with the U.S. Embassy in Jordan on the case.
U.S. Attorney Bash stated, “Border security is national security. We simply cannot have an immigration system that allows people from all over the world to enter this country without detection….We must know the identity of every person setting foot on U.S. soil, however they enter.”