Border Patrol catches DACA recipient in second attempt


CALEXICO – A former DACA recipient was arrested Monday for an alleged second attempt to illegally re-enter the U.S. from Mexico, according to a news release from the U.S. Border Patrol.

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents received information from Remote Video Surveillance Systems operators that a man had crossed the border fence approximately three miles east of Calexico, the report said.

RVSS monitors showed the man running away from agents as they tried to arrest him, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said.

After a brief chase, agents caught the 23-year-old Mexican citizen, Juan Manual Montes-Bojorquez. CBP said Montes had previously been deported in February.

“Our agents witnessed and arrested Mr. Bojorquez making an illegal entry into the United States for the second time this year,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim in the press release. “Border Patrol Agents will always stop, detain, and arrest anyone making an illegal entry into the country, irrespective of their immigration or citizenship status.”

Montes-Bojorquez was booked into the Imperial County Jail on pending charges of allegedly re-entering after removal.