Eagle Pass Border Patrol Agents Arrest Sex Offender
Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station apprehended a convicted sex offender Monday morning.
Agents patrolling in Eagle Pass encountered Karen Fidelina Portillo-Romero, 22, an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador. During processing, agents discovered that Portillo-Romero had been previously deported from the United States. Criminal records checks revealed that Portillo-Romero was convicted of sexual contact with a minor and sentenced to three years incarceration.
Portillo-Romero will be processed for removal from the United States and her prior order of removal will be reinstated.
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.