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U.S. Border Patrol Arrests Illegal Alien with Criminal Convictions in Central Florida

Release Date: 
December 1, 2017

Kissimmee, Fla. — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Orlando Station arrested a Mexican national with a criminal history and no legal status in the United States this week.

While conducting anti-smuggling operations along Florida’s Turnpike on Tuesday, Border Patrol agents encountered two men during a vehicle stop.  Record checks and interviews determined that both individuals were illegal aliens from Mexico.  One of the two men was processed for removal by Border Patrol agents.  The second man had a prior order of removal from the United States as well as a conviction for driving under the influence.  Due to his criminal history and previous removal from the United States, prosecution was sought by the Assistant United States Attorney’s office in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with U.S. Border Patrol.

U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to enforce immigration laws while working closely with state and local law enforcement partners to ensure the safety of border communities throughout Florida.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes information and assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol by calling (toll free) 1-877-872-7435. All answered calls will remain confidential and anonymous.

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Last modified: 
December 4, 2017