Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector in South Texas stopped two dangerous, previously-deported illegal immigrants from re-entering the U.S.
Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass Station arrested a Salvadoran national on November 28 after he illegally crossed from Mexico. A records check revealed that 49-year-old Jose Abilio Carballo-Parada has a lengthy criminal and immigration history which includes membership in the hyperviolent MS-13 gang, according to information obtained from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). His record includes multiple deportations and a drug trafficking conviction.
He returned to the U.S. after having being deported roughly six months ago. Carballo-Parada now faces additional criminal immigration charges for re-entry after deportation. If convicted, the MS-13 member faces up to two-years in federal prison.
Two days earlier, agents arrested 34-year-old Oscar Armando Mercado-Rogue for illegally crossing the border. A background check on the Salvadoran national revealed that Marcado-Rogue has a previous deportation from the U.S. The removal followed convictions in Prince William County, Virginia, for involuntary vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated, CBP officials stated. Immigration officials deported him to El Salvador in 2015 after he served 10 years in a Virginia commonwealth prison.
Mercado-Rogue now also faces charges for illegal re-entry. He faces an another two years in federal prison if convicted.
“Dangerous individuals (continually) attempt to infiltrate the United States to engage in criminal activity,” Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Felix Chavez said in a written statement obtained by Breitbart Texas. “The men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol are this country’s first line of defense against these threats.”