Jose Escobar, a 31-year-old construction worker, was arrested Wednesday when he went to federal offices in Houston to provide immigration officials with an annual update on his work status.
"An immigration judge ordered Escobar removed from the United States in 2006, but instead of departing the country, he became an immigration fugitive," according to the statement. "ICE re-arrested him in 2011, and he entered ICE custody. Mr. Escobar failed to comply with his removal order, and in January 2012, the Houston ICE field office director exercised prosecutorial discretion and released Mr. Escobar on an order of supervision so he could get his affairs in order prior to his removal to El Salvador."
As it turns out, this 'Texas man' is actually an El Salvador man who entered the US illegally at age of 15 years.
This immigration fugitive hiding from the law for 10-years according to his wife is not a criminal.
"But we haven't done anything wrong," the Houston Chronicle reported her as telling the agents. "He's not a criminal. I thought you were focusing on criminals."
By The Associated Press
Perhaps Mr. Escorar is just a member of a new classification of illegal aliens, The Fake Criminal.