Migrants use fake passports to pose as minors when crossing US border, officials warn

By Olivia Land/ New York Post

Border authorities in Arizona are seeing an uptick of migrants from the West African country of Guinea toting fake passports claiming that they are minors.

The new arrivals are altering their ages in order to pretend they are unaccompanied minors for a better chance at getting into the US, Fox News Digital said, citing an internal memo from the U.S Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector Intelligence Unit.

“Officials from the Guinean government may be advising people obtaining new passports they can change their age for them to have a better change of entering the United States as minors,” the alert cautioned, alongside examples of authentic and doctored Guinean passports.