After drunken driving conviction, government wants to deport Mexican man for the 7th time

The federal government wants to deport Obed Vasquez, 26, a Mexican man who lives in Mission, for the seventh time. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained a Mexican man at the Hidalgo County jail last week and wants to deport him for the seventh time.

Officers detained 26-year-old Obed Vasquez— a Mexican citizen who lives in Mission — at the Hidalgo County jail on Thursday, according to the criminal complaint against him.

State troopers arrested Vasquez on drunken driving and marijuana charges during February. After he pleaded guilty, the Sheriff's Office released him to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

"Records checks revealed the defendant was formally removed from the United States to Mexico for the sixth (6th) time on June 28, 2016, via the San Ysidro, California Port of Entry," according to the criminal complaint.

Vasquez apparently returned to the United States about three months later.

"The defendant claims to have illegally re-entered the United States on or about September 30, 2016 by wading the Rio Grande River at or near Hidalgo, Texas," according to the criminal complaint.

He's now charged with illegal re-entry.

An attorney for Vasquez couldn't be reached for comment.

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