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Previously deported criminal alien returned to Mexico to face aggravated robbery with a firearm

LAREDO, Texas — A man who fled to the United States after previously being deported to Mexico in 2004 was deported again on Friday to face charges in Mexico of aggravated robbery with a firearm. This removal was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Edgar Ausencio Pacheco-Rosas, 26, a Mexican national, was escorted by ICE ERO officers to the Lincoln Juarez International Bridge, in Laredo, Texas, on Sept. 30. He was turned over to officials with the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic of Mexico (PGR).

On Aug. 8, 2010 the Procuraduría General de la Republica Cuidad Juarez in Mexico issued an arrest warrant for Pacheco-Rosas charging him with aggravated robbery with a firearm.

On Jan. 22 2004, Pacheco-Rosas was encountered in El Paso, Texas, by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for entering the country without inspection. He was removed to Mexico by ICE in September 2004.

On Aug. 22, 2010, Pacheco-Rosas again attempted to illegally re-enter the United States in El Paso, where he was encountered by CBP Border Patrol. CBP presented the re-entry case to the U. S. Attorney's Office of the Western District of Texas for prosecution. On Dec. 17, 2010, a federal judge sentenced Pacheco-Rosas to 12 months in federal prison for illegal re-entry. He was turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service and taken to Maverick County Detention Center in Eagle Pass, Texas, where he served his sentence. Pacheco-Rosas was released from federal prison on Aug. 19 and turned over to ICE ERO custody where he remained until his removal on Sept. 30.

"ICE works closely with our local, state, federal and international law enforcement partners to identify, locate and deport aliens who are wanted in their home countries for committing egregious crimes," said Deborah Achim, acting field office director of ICE ERO in San Antonio. "This removal also exemplifies how our DHS partners aggressively work together along the southwest border to hold criminals accountable for both public safety and national security violations." Achim oversees south and central Texas, which includes the following cities: San Antonio, Waco, Austin, Laredo and Harlingen.

ICE ERO coordinated the removal of Pacheco-Rosas with ICE's Office of International Affairs, the ICE Attaché Office in Mexico, and the San Antonio ICE Office of Chief Counsel.