Del Rio, Texas - Early Saturday morning, a U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to the Eagle Pass North Station arrested a convicted sex offender who twice has been deported from the United States.
An agent patrolling near the Rio Grande River, north of Eagle Pass, around 5 a.m. Saturday, encountered two men who subsequently admitted to having entered the country illegally. Records checks revealed that one of the men, a citizen of El Salvador, was convicted and sentenced to 12 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child, after being arrested by the Hays County, Texas, Sheriff's Office in 1990.
The subject was deported from the United States after being released from prison. He is currently in custody and faces a charge of re-entry after deportation as an aggravated felon.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) priority mission is to secure our borders, our people and our visitors from those that would do us harm, including terrorists and instruments of terror. CBP is also charged with the facilitation of legitimate trade and travel into and out of the United States. In this dual role, CBP enforces rules and regulations for a variety of agencies.
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.