A federal court in this border city dropped all charges against a Syrian woman and her brother in law, a U.S. Citizen, who were arrested as they attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico.
As reported by Breitbart Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested 27-year-old Walaa Alrehawi and her brother-in-law 46-year-old Mohammad Ziad Alzalam last week in the border city of Hidalgo on the charge of misusing a U.S. passport.
Court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed that Ziad traveled to Beirut, Lebanon, to pick up Alrehawi and the two allegedly used a U.S. passport belonging to Ziad’s wife to fly to Frankfurt, Germany. From there, the two flew to the Mexican resort town of Cancun and then made their way to the Mexican city of Reynosa, where they arrived at the international bridge and split up as Ziad tried to enter as a citizen while Alrehawi arrived trying to request asylum.
CBP officers had charged the two with misuse of a U.S. Passport, however, the very next day the U.S Attorney’s Office filed a motion to dismiss all charges “with prejudice” stating that the move came “in the interest of justice.”