After misdemeanor conviction, government wants to deport Pharr man for the 5th time

Juan de Dios Castro-Vasquez, 46, a Mexican citizen who lived in Pharr, is charged with illegal re-entry. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants to deport a Mexican man for the fifth time.

Juan de Dios Castro-Vazquez, 46, a Mexican citizen who lived in Pharr, pleaded guilty to failure to identify, a Class B misdemeanor, on Sept. 5. Hidalgo County Court at Law Judge Albert Garcia sentenced him to time served.

Castro is now in federal custody.

"Record checks revealed the defendant was formally removed from the United States to Mexico for the fourth (4th) time on November 24, 2016, via the Brownsville, Texas, Port of Entry," according to the federal criminal complaint against him.

Castro is charged with illegal re-entry.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter E. Ormsby ordered him held without bond.

An attorney who represents Castro didn't respond to a request for comment.

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