CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) - An immigrant who had been shielded from deportation but was sent back to Mexico has been arrested for returning to the United States for the second time this year.
The Border Patrol said in a statement that 23-year-old Juan Manuel Montes was arrested after a foot chase for re-entering the United States illegally Monday in Calexico.
Montes' lawyers say he was the first-known participant in the five-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to be deported under President Donald Trump.
The program - which Trump announced in September he was ending - gave work permits and deportation protection to immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
Montes claimed that he was wrongly expelled from the U.S. in February, but the administration says he left voluntarily, forfeiting his protected status.
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