Juan Manuel Montes, 23, speaks in a relative’s residence in western Mexico after he was deported by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Feb. 19, 2017.(Photo: David Agren for USA TODAY)

CALEXICO, Calif. — An immigrant who had been shielded from deportation however was despatched again to Mexico has been arrested for returning to the United States for the second time this yr, authorities stated Wednesday.

Juan Manuel Montes, 23, was taken into custody close to Calexico for illegally re-entering the United States late Monday evening, the U.S. Border Patrol stated in an announcement.

Montes was noticed by brokers simply north of a border fence, and ran from them for about 200 yards earlier than laying down. He then tried to stand up once more and run, however was shortly caught, the Border Patrol stated.

According to his legal professionals, Montes was the first-known participant within the five-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to be deported underneath President Donald Trump.

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The program — which Trump introduced in September he was ending — gave work permits and deportation safety to just about 800,000 immigrants within the nation illegally who had been introduced right here as youngsters. Its contributors are generally often known as “dreamers.”

Montes claimed that he was wrongly expelled in February from the United States, however the administration stated he left the nation voluntarily, inflicting him to lose his protected standing underneath this system.

Montes, who got here to the United States when he was 9, has a cognitive incapacity that possible stems from a childhood mind harm, in keeping with his legal professionals.

“Border Patrol Agents will always stop, detain, and arrest anyone making an illegal entry into the country irrespective of their immigration or citizenship status,” the company’s badertion stated.


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