ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Buffalo Sector Border Patrol agents identified and arrested a 56-year-old citizen of Cuba, who is a convicted sex offender in the United States.
On Jan. 30, New York State Police in the city of Rochester contacted the Border Patrol for assistance. Agents from the Rochester station responded to the call and apprehended the individual.
During processing, the subject's biographical and biometric information was submitted into the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), which positively identified the subject, and revealed a prior conviction from Syracuse, N.Y. for sexual misconduct. Due to multiple criminal convictions, the subject was arrested and will appear before an immigration judge to determine his eligibility to remain in the United States.
The Border Patrol strives to keep dangerous individuals from reaching local communities. All individuals appended undergo a criminal history check using the IAFIS, allowing agents to quickly identify and classify violent criminals and wanted persons.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling (800) 331-0353 toll free.
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.