Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican man Tuesday, just five days after the federal government deported him.
Agents arrested Cruz Santa-Maria near Hidalgo.
“Record checks revealed the Defendant was formally Deported/Excluded from the United States on July 6, 2017, through Laredo, Texas,” according to the federal criminal complaint against him.
Santa-Maria is charged with illegal re-entry.
An attorney who represents Santa-Maria didn’t respond to a request for comment.