5 from China suspected of illegally entering Guam

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) - A group of 5 Chinese nationals are suspected of using a small inflatable boat to illegally enter Guam.

Pacific Daily News reports a Guam National Wildlife Refuge park ranger on Tuesday spotted a 2-year-old, a 14-year-old, their parents and another man at a beach. They were wet, carrying several bags and fishing poles.

When the ranger found their inflatable boat, she called immigration authorities.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the boat came from the Northern Mariana Islands. Chinese nationals are able to travel to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands through a visa waiver program.

The adults were detained but ICE says the mother will be released to care for the two children while her deportation case is decided in court.

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