Salvadoran man accused of murder deported from U.S. — again

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has deported a Salvadoran man wanted for a murder in his home country.

ICE says 27-year-old Michael Menjivar-Sosa was deported Thursday to face an aggravated homicide charge in his home country.

It is his second time being deported.

Menjivar-Sosa was first sent back to El Salvador in January 2017.

Salvadoran authorities say he was charged with aggravated homicide this past September and fled to avoid that charge.

He illegally re-entered the United States this past December and was arrested by Border Patrol near Pharr.

“ICE has a long history of working cooperatively with international law enforcement agencies to effect removals to ensure that fugitive aliens are returned to face justice,” said Daniel Bible, field office director for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations San Antonio. “ICE combines our unique immigration enforcement authorities and our international partnerships to help protect our communities from criminal aliens who pose a public safety threat.”

 

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