Video shared by United States Customs and Border Protection agency (USCBP) Chief Patrol Agent Robert Garcia shows a car driving into the United States from Quebec by taking an illegal shortcut across a library lawn that straddles the international boundary.
The Haskell Free Library, which famously sits between Derby Line, Vermont and Stanstead, Quebec, has become a symbol of the divided border community.
On July 4th, an SUV illegally entered Derby Line, VT from Canada by driving over private property & nearly collided… https://t.co/kowyFn3P5h— Acting Chief Patrol Agent (@Acting Chief Patrol Agent) 1625754415.0
At the beginning of the video, four people can even be seen congregating on lawn chairs on either side of the border line.
In a July 8 press release, the USCBP said that the vehicle in the surveillance video "nearly collided with a vehicle in the United States" after making its way across the lawn.
The agency said its officers later located the vehicle on the I-91 highway and identified seven people inside, all of whom were sent back to Canada.
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