According to a press release from the Custom Border Patrol (CBP), .it seems that a former DACA recipient was arrested at the border trying to make an “illegal” entry into the United States. We do not have any information whether the DACA recipient was actually making an illegal entry or not. At this point we can only take the CBP’s words for it. Nonetheless we wanted to remind all the DACA recipient that DACA only gives them the ability to stay and work in the United States. In case they are planning to travel abroad, they should apply for an advance parole. Note that even an advance parole is not a guaranteeof re-entry in the United States. As such, we advise all DACA recipients to be vigilant and to avoid any international travel. Should you have any issue please call our office at 510 742 5887 for a full consultation. Below is the full press release:

Border Patrol Arrests Former DACA Recipient

Release Date:
November 8, 2017

CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man who was a previous DACA recipient late Monday night near downtown Calexico.

At around 11:50 p.m., on Monday, agents assigned to the Calexico Border Patrol Station were notified by Remote Video Surveillance Systems (RVSS) operators that an individual had made an illegal entry approximately 3.5 miles east of the Calexico downtown area. RVSS operators obtained visual of the subject running north from the international boundary fence. After running about 200 yards north of the fence, the man laid down on the ground. The subject stood up and attempted to abscond by running away as agents approached him to make the arrest. After a brief foot chase, agents caught and detained the subject. The man was arrested and transported to the Calexico station for processing.

Border Patrol agents conducted records checks which revealed the 23-year-old man was Juan Manuel Montes-Bojorquez, a Mexican citizen who had been previously removed to Mexico on Feb. 19, 2017, through the Calexico Port of Entry. Montes is a prior DACA beneficiary who was previously removed from the country after he was arrested attempting to illegally enter the U.S.

“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.”

Montes was booked into the Imperial County Jail on pending charges of re-entry after removal.


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Shah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicing immigration law and debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legal analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV. Articles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international newspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM and frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques. His law group, Shah Peerally Law Group, has represented clients all over the United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Custom Enforcement(ICE) and CBP (Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This department was formerly known as the Immigration and Nationality Services (INS).