CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported, convicted murderer yesterday in Calexico.
On Wednesday evening, at approximately 6 p.m., agents assigned to the Calexico Border Patrol Station observed a man walking north from the International Border fence near Downtown Calexico. Agents approached the man and determined that he was illegally present in the United States. The man was placed under arrest and transported to the Calexico station for processing.
Border Patrol agents conducted records checks which revealed that Jorge Antonio Negrete-Ramirez, a Mexican national, had spent 365 days in jail for assault in 1991. After being released and placed on probation, he was arrested for murder, convicted and subsequently sentenced to 29 years to life in prison.
Negrete was released from prison on Dec. 16, 2014, and was ordered removed from the United States by an immigration judge.
“This arrest highlights the importance of knowing who is coming into the United States,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim. “Our agents shield our communities and our country from threats like this everyday.”
46-year-old Negrete will be criminally prosecuted for Re-Entry After Removal of a convicted felon.
The El Centro Sector’s Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats. We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe. Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at 1-800-901-2003.
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.