Rochester, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rochester Border Patrol Station arrested a previously deported alien with a criminal record on June 6.
Leroy Police Department turned over Juan Rivas-Silva, age 42, to Border Patrol after stopping his vehicle for a traffic violation. Leroy police requested Border Patrol assistance during the traffic stop.
An agent from the Rochester Border Patrol Station interviewed Rivas-Silva, a citizen of Mexico. Rivas-Silva was in possession of an expired driver’s license and a Mexican passport. Rivas-Silva was determined by Border Patrol to be illegally present in the U.S, placed under arrest, and transported to the Rochester Border Patrol Station for processing.
Rivas-Silva told agents that he entered the U.S. illegally in 1998 in California. While in the U.S., Rivas-Silva has committed felony crimes including burglary, assault and battery, domestic violence, and driving under the influence. Rivas-Silva is held without bond pending his removal from the U.S.
Rochester Station Patrol Agent In Charge Michael Werthman said, “the arrest of this individual highlights the cooperation between law enforcement agencies in bringing criminals to justice. I commend our agents and the Leroy Police Department for their hard work and commitment to service.”
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.