CALEXICO, CA (Fox News) – An illegal immigrant “Dreamer” who became the face of the pro-DACA movement earlier this year after getting deported was arrested this week for trying to sneak back into the U.S. without permission, the Border Patrol said Wednesday.
Juan Manuel Montes-Bojorquez had claimed to be the first person protected by DACA to have been deported by the Trump administration, and was suing to regain entry to the U.S. A judge had seemed sympathetic to his case. He had been waiting in his home county of Mexico for the actual court proceedings to begin, but Border Patrol agents say they caught him trying to sneak into the U.S. near Calexico, California.
“Our agents witnessed and arrested Mr. Bojorquez making an illegal entry into the United States for the second time this year,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Kim. “Border Patrol Agents will always stop, detain, and arrest anyone making an illegal entry into the country irrespective of their immigration or citizenship status.”
Mr. Montes had tried to sneak back into the U.S. in February after his initial deportation and was caught. The government said that attempt had helped negate his protections under the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty.