El Centro, California Sector Border Patrol agents Sunday arrested a previously deported aggravated felon who’d been convicted of homicide.
The arrest came on the heels of routine targeted enforcement operations across the nation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) which resulted in more than 680 arrests of convicted criminal aliens and other immigration enforcement priorities. Seventy-five percent are criminal aliens.
Border Patrol said, “Agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol Station, observed two men walking north from the International Border fence near Calexico in an open desert area.”
The “Agents approached the men and determined that they were illegally present in the United States. The men were placed under arrest and transported to the station for processing.”
When Border Patrol agents conducted records checks, they found one of the men, 56-year-old Humberto Vasquez-Alonso, a Guatemalan national, was convicted in 2003 for felonyhomicide and was sentenced to a 12 year prison term.
“This arrest of a convicted felon, demonstrates the importance of the mission of the Border Patrol,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim. “The hard work and dedication of our agents is a shield for our communities against a threat like this.”
The man will be criminally prosecuted for Re-Entry After Removal as a convicted felon.