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Deportation officers with ICE arrested a Mexican man on October 8, 2019 who has illegally entered the U.S. on at least five separate occasions and who allegedly threatened to shoot ICE officers.

Cesar Diaz-Rodriguez, a 30-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, was arrested in Houston, Texas, for illegal reentry.

Diaz-Rodriguez was previously removed from the U.S. on Oct. 31, 2017, following a felony criminal conviction for unlawful possession of a firearm. Additionally, Diaz-Rodriguez has been voluntarily returned to Mexico three other times; twice in September 2004 and once in October 2011.

In the past month, ICE has received several anonymous tips through the ICE Tip-line that Diaz-Rodriquez had threatened to shoot ICE officers. Acting on those tips, ICE officers were able to locate Diaz-Rodriguez and make the arrest.

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Diaz-Rodriguez remains in ICE custody in Texas pending criminal prosecution for illegal reentry.