TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station arrested a Mexican man Sunday morning with a conviction for rape and assault in Marion County, Oregon in 2012.
Agents patrolling in Lukeville, Arizona, arrested five men illegally present in the United States. During processing, agents conducted a records check on 31-year-old Pascual Nava-Gutierrez, which revealed his earlier conviction of rape in the 3rd degree and assault in the 4th degree.
Nava will remain in federal custody pending prosecution for criminal immigration violations involving re-entry of an aggravated felon.
All persons apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal immigrants with criminal histories are positively identified.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.