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Uvalde Border Patrol Agents Arrest Mexican National Convicted of Manslaughter

Release Date: 
September 21, 2016

Subject Previously Deported from the United States

DEL RIO, Texas U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station arrested a Mexican national convicted of manslaughter.

“Multiple criminal aliens capable of causing more harm to the citizens of the United States have attempted to illegally enter our country,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak. “The agents within our sector are committed to the apprehension of criminals such as these in an effort to keep our communities safe.”

On Sept. 15, Border Patrol agents performing a train check in Uvalde apprehended Jose M. Torres-Hernandez, 58, for being present in the United States illegally. Torres-Hernandez was then transported to the Uvalde Station for processing in accordance with CBP guidelines. Record checks revealed Torres-Hernandez was convicted of manslaughter in Fort Pierce, Florida in 1994 and was then removed from the U.S.

Torres-Hernandez 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. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021