CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a man on Monday, previously convicted of a sexual offense, for illegally entering the United States.
The incident occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m., when agents assigned near downtown Calexico observed a man illegally enter the United States. Agents placed the man under arrest and transported to El Centro Station for further processing.
Records checks revealed that the man, a 32-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, had a conviction on January 30, 2012, for “Sexual Abuse 3rd degree” out of Iowa City, Iowa. The man was sentenced to 10 years confinement for his conviction. He was paroled after serving approximately 24 months in prison; an immigration judge ordered the man removed from the United States on October 14, 2015.
The man was processed criminally for 8 USC 1326 Reentry of Removed Aliens.
In fiscal year 2020, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested and removed 46 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual offense charges after they entered the United States illegally.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.