Previously Deported Felon Attempts Illegal Re-Entry as Family Unit

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El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents discovered a previously deported criminal alien attempting to use his son to gain re-entry as a family unit. The Guatemalan migrant has an “extensive criminal history in New Jersey,” officials stated.

Border Patrol agents working in El Paso apprehended a family unit as they attempted to illegally cross the border near the Bridge of the Americas on January 24. The agents transported the father and son to the station where they proceeded with a biometric background investigation, according to information obtained from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials.

During the investigation, the agents identified the father as 45-year-old Lauro Garcia-Perez, a Guatemalan national. The records check also included an “extensive criminal history in New Jersey,” officials reported.

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