A previously deported illegal alien who had been convicted in California of involuntary manslaughter re-entered the U.S. through an outdated border fence.
Breitbart News reported Border Patrol agents in the Yuma Sector apprehended the Mexican man after border surveillance technology spotted him walking northbound from the border about 10 miles east of the San Luis Port of Entry.
The man apparently dug under an outdated section of the border barrier that does not have a concrete base to prevent tunneling, according to Yuma Sector Border Patrol officials.
Criminal database records, Breitbart reported, showed a court in Fresno, California, convicted him in 1984 of involuntary manslaughter. The court sentenced him to 11 years in state prison.
He also admitted to being a member of the Border Brothers street gang.
The Mexican national will be prosecuted for illegal re-entry after removal as a convicted felon, officials said. He crossed under the border in the same area where 376 migrants illegally entered the U.S. one week earlier, the largest to illegally enter Arizona, Breitbart News’ Robert Arce reported.
During a week-long period in November, the Yuma Sector reported more than 1,000 illegal aliens crossed in multiple groups.
The partial government shutdown that began just before Christmas is due to Democrats’ opposition to a budget resolution that would allocate $5.7 billion for border security, including barriers.