TUCSON, Ariz. – Douglas Station Border Patrol agents arrested three Mexican nationals east of town Wednesday night for illegally entering the United States; one of whom was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison on kidnapping charges in Oklahoma.
Agents made the discovery during a records check on 26-year-old Guadalupe Mendoza-Rodriguez. They learned he was convicted in Oklahoma in 2011 for child abduction and sentenced to five years in prison.
Mendoza now faces criminal charges for re-entry of a felon following deportation.
All individuals apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using a biometric system, vital for ensuring 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.