Former DACA recipient arrested twice at U.S.-Mexico border

CALEXICO, Calif. (KGTV) - A former DACA recipient was arrested Monday on his second attempt to re-enter the U.S. from Mexico.

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents received information from Remote Video Surveillance Systems operators that a man had crossed the border fence approximately 3 miles east of Calexico.

RVSS monitors showed the man running away from agents as they tried to arrest him, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said.

After a brief chase, agents caught 23-year-old Mexican citizen Juan Manual Montes-Bojorquez.

CBP said Montes had previously been deported in February.

“Our agents witnessed and arrested Mr. Bojorquez making an illegal entry into the United States for the second time this year,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim. “Border Patrol Agents will always stop, detain, and arrest anyone making an illegal entry into the country irrespective of their immigration or citizenship status.” 

Montes was booked into the Imperial County Jail on pending charges of re-entry after removal.

 

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