A man who was believed to be the first person deported under President Trump's rescindment of DACA was arrested, Monday, after trying to enter the United States illegally.
Juan Manuel Montes, 23, was arrested, for a second time, near Calexico, California by Border Patrol agents. He supposedly got 200 yards into the United States before authorities spotted him and caught him after a short chase. They took him to Calexico Station for processing.
According to NBC San Diego, "Montes claims he was wrongfully deported to Mexico in February by Border Patrol agents and was arrested a day later while attempting to re-enter the U.S. illegally, CBP officials said."
Montes lived in the United States for 14 years, and attended community college before being deported in February when his DACA status expired.
Montes's attorneys say that he had valid status through Jan. 25, 2018. However, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials say that his permit expired in August 2015. Last April, Montes filed a lawsuit in San Diego to try to prove his eligibility to live in the United States until 2018. According to the investigation The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proved Montes to be correct and said that through DACA Montes had valid status through January 2018. However, the DHS also said that he lost the protections allowed to him under his status after repeatedly traveling in and out of the U.S. illegally.
Around 800,000 people who were brought to the United States illegally as children have become vulnerable to deportation after the abolishment of DACA. By 2020, all immigrants once protected by DACA will be subject to deportation.