Salvadoran National Previously Imprisoned for Manslaughter
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station arrested a Salvadoran national with an extensive criminal history dating back to 1996.
“Constant vigilance and keeping our borders safe from criminals is the primary goal of the men and women of the United States Border Patrol,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch.
At approximately 9 p.m. on Aug. 31, agents from the Eagle Pass South Station apprehended Jose Isabel Cruz-Ramos, 43, after he made illegal entry into the United States near Eagle Pass. During processing, record checks revealed that he had been arrested on May 24, 1999, in Salinas, California, for “driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs causing bodily injury” and “vehicle manslaughter while intoxicated” involving multiple victims. Cruz-Ramos was sentenced to 12 years confinement, of which he served 6 years. Immigration checks showed that he was subsequently deported to El Salvador.
Cruz-Ramos is being processed for 8 USC § 1326 – re-entry after deportation - and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.
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.