McALLEN, Texas—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested at the Texas border a Chinese illegal alien previously convicted in the U.S. for kidnapping and deported from the United States.
U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested the previously deported Chinese illegal alien felon, 48-year-old Li Song Zhao, who also goes by the name Huaqui Hua Zhao, this past weekend near the Rio Grande River. The arrest occurred in the border city of Hidalgo, court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed.
During a follow up investigation into Zhao, agents learned that he had been convicted of kidnapping on November 3, 1997 and sentenced to 37 months in prison and three years of supervision. After his release from prison, Zhao was deported back to China in 1999 through Detroit, Michigan.
Additional details as to Zhao’s arrest or reasons for entering the country were not readily available. However, for the past two years, the Rio Grande Valley has become the epicenter for a border crisis as Mexican drug cartels have begun to flood the area with thousands of illegal immigrants. The goal is to push the immigrants through one particular area, thus overwhelming U.S. law enforcement capabilities and detention facilities, Breitbart Texas reported.
Texas has long been one of the main points of entry for what the Border Patrol refers to as “OTMs.” The phrase refers to “other than Mexicans” when detailing out numbers of what aliens are coming from what countries.
It is not known, at this time, if Zhao will be prosecuted for illegal re-entry into the United States. During his deportation, he was ordered not to return.
Zhao joins the list of other illegal aliens who have captured following deportation after receiving felony convictions for violent crimes.