[Ed. – Assault, sexual assault, burglary — in New Jersey.]
Border Patrol agents working in El Paso apprehended a family unit as they attempted to illegally cross the border near the Bridge of the Americas on January 24. The agents transported the father and son to the station where they proceeded with a biometric background investigation, according to information obtained from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials.
During the investigation, the agents identified the father as 45-year-old Lauro Garcia-Perez, a Guatemalan national. The records check also included an “extensive criminal history in New Jersey,” officials reported.
Records obtained by Border Patrol agents revealed that a New Jersey Court convicted Garcia-Perez in 2005 for “burglary-entering structure.” The court sentenced the illegal alien to four years confinement, officials reported. The records investigation also revealed previous charges in 2005 for aggravated assault, aggravated sexual assault during robbery, and criminal sexual contact.
CBP officials reported that the father and son are now both facing immigration proceedings.