Fajardo, Puerto Rico - U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents arrested an undocumented alien from the Dominican Republic working on a large vessel docked at the Puerto Del Rey Marina.
Joselo Ruiz-Batista, 25, made an initial appearance today before U. S. District Court Magistrate Judge Bruce McGiverin for alleged violation to Title 8 United States Code, Section 1325, improper entry of alien, a misdemeanor.
CBP field operations officer and Border Patrol agents conducting vessel inspections encountered Mr. Ruiz-Batista, who admitted being illegally present in the island.
Ramey Sector Border Patrol agents verified immigration databases and found that Mr. Ruiz - Batista had been removed to the Dominican Republic in 2010.
The case will be prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Evelyn Canals.If convicted Mr. Ruiz-Batista faces a fine or imprisonment of not more than six months.
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.