Man arrested at Border Patrol checkpoint for refusing to answer questions

Valley Central
March 28, 2013


Nancy Morales screams hysterically and keeps her camera rolling as Brownsville Police haul away her boyfriend Oscar Omar Figueredo in cuffs, from the Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport Tuesday.

The man is charged with failure to identify, obstructing a passageway and resisting transportation.

Morales was also arrested and charged with obstructing the duties of a peace officer.


“Apparently, these individuals got to the checkpoint where the federal agents are stationed, they refused to answer questions and ultimately because they refused, they were not allowed to go past that particular section,” Inv. J.J. Treviño said.

However, this is not the first time someone refuses to answer questions from U.S. Border Patrol agents and catches it on camera. Many videos have surfaced on Youtube.

Action 4 News found one shot at the Falfurrias checkpoint.

The agents asks a man to park in the secondary inspection area. When the man asks why he is being sent to a secondary inspection, the agent asks, “are you a lawyer or what?”

“Why am I being inspected?” the man asked. “I had the same problem last week.”

After the man identifies himself as a U.S. Citizen born in Waco and shows his social security card, he is let go without further inspection.

Read the full article—Man alleges rights violated at Border Patrol checkpoint