HIGHGATE, Vt. – On January 14, 2018, Border Patrol agents from the Swanton Station arrested a previously deported illegal alien with a lengthy immigration history and conviction for domestic assault.
Agents encountered Marco George-Torres, 43, a citizen of Honduras, shortly after he reentered the United Stated illegally near Highgate, Vermont. Agents were on patrol in the vicinity of Country Club Road in Highgate when they noticed evidence of an illegal entry from Canada. Their investigation led to the quick interception and arrest of George-Torres before he could further his attempt.
George-Torres is charged with 8 USC 1326, illegally re-entering the United States. He has been previously convicted of 8 USC 1325, illegal entry, and 8 USC 1326, illegal re-entry, which is a felony. He also was convicted in 2012 for Domestic Violence in Michigan.
“This arrest is a great example of the work Border Patrol agents do each day enforcing our nation’s laws,” said Swanton Station Patrol Agent in Charge Matthew Sherman. “These agents prevented a criminal alien from reentering the United States.”
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.
The Swanton Sector is responsible for securing the land border between ports of entry in Vermont, New Hampshire and northeastern New York. The coordination with assistance of citizens is invaluable to the Border Patrol's border security mission and we welcome community members' help to keep our nation’s borders safe. Please report suspicious activity at 1-800-689-3362.
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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.