On Monday, lawmakers in the House offered a new bipartisan proposal for the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood program that protects immigrants who came to the US illegally at a young age.
The third man in the auto was a 21-year-old Mexican national being smuggled by the two cousins, a CBP public relations officer clarified for Breitbart News on Tuesday.
He was arrested and the tractor-trailer was seized by Border Patrol.
Both the driver and his cousin admitted to participating in human smuggling.
"It wasn't politically motivated", Border Patrol public information officer Theron Francisco told City News Service Tuesday morning.
The suspect, who was not identified, is in Department of Homeland Security custody pending deportation, according to KUSI News in San Diego.
Agents say there's been an increase in the use of tractor-trailers to transport immigrants, and that only increases the danger. "However, to vilify entire groups of people based on isolated incidents is irresponsible and unhelpful".
Bengaluru: Labourer-peddler who filed Rs 40 lakh Income tax returns arrested
As per media reports, Rachappa, on lawyers' advice, registered himself as a Class I contractor with a few government agencies. He also lived in a villa on Kanakapura Road paying Rs 40,000 monthly rent, owned a swanky auto and property in his village.
According to Border Patrol, all those being smuggled were in "good health".
Last year Border Patrol agents manning a highway checkpoint in Texas snared two other Dreamers in separate smuggling cases.
A second suspect, a 25-year-old USA citizen, was later also arrested in connection with the alleged smuggling scheme. Everyone they found crammed inside the big-rig was either from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador or Guatamela.
In the first smuggling incident, Border Patrol agents pulled over a suspicious vehicle on Interstate 5 near Torrey Pines State Park in San Diego.
The patrol said its latest initiative is to warn against the dangers of people crossing illegally into the United States.
After stopping the truck, the driver was identified as the 26-year-old DACA recipient, the agency said.