RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TX (CBS 4 News) – Officers arrested a 29-year-old Mexican man on Sunday — just four days after the federal government deported him.
Josue Manuel Saldana-Torres attempted to climb a fence at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge on Sunday, according to the federal criminal complaint against him.
“The defendant admitted to not being in possession of any legal documentation that would allow him to enter, live or work in the United States,” according to the criminal complaint. “Database queries revealed the defendant was last deported/removed to Mexico on 06/01/2016 through Laredo, Mexico.”
Saldana had at least seven prior convictions for illegally crossing the border, according to the criminal complaint. Court records also showed drunken driving and drug convictions in Hidalgo County.
Officers charged Saldana with illegal re-entry.
Court records don’t list an attorney for Saldana, who remains in federal custody.