CALEXICO, Calif. — An immigrant who had been shielded from deportation but was sent back to Mexico has been arrested for returning to the United States for the second time this year, authorities said Wednesday.
Juan Manuel Montes, 23, was taken into custody near Calexico for illegally re-entering the United States late Monday, the US Border Patrol said in a statement.
Montes was spotted by agents just north of a border fence, and ran from them for about 200 yards before lying down. He then attempted to get up again and run, but was quickly caught, the Border Patrol said.
According to his lawyers, Montes was the first known participant in the five-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to be deported under President Donald Trump.