C.B.P. News Release

Previously Deported Dominican Alien Arrested by CBP

Deported in 1996 after Narcotics Conviction in Massachusetts

(Thursday, June 03, 2010)

San Juan, Puerto Rico – An alien from the Dominican Republic appeared later yesterday before U.S. District Court Magistrate Camille Velez-Rive, facing charges of re-entering the United States after being previously deported for the commission of an aggravated felony.

Santiago Castillo-Rojas, claimed to be Bernardino Almonte-Taveras, when he presented himself for inspection of US Customs and Border Protection officers before boarding a Jet Blue Airline flight Tuesday, bound to the city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Mr. Castillo-Rojas provided an expired Dominican Republic passport and an employment authorization card, issued to “Bernardino Almonte-Taveras,