Officials with the San Diego Sector Border Patrol's Foreign Operations Branch confirmed this with the Honduran Consulate in Los Angeles, which said that Ramirez had been serving 10 years for a homicide and three years for robbery.
A member of the notorious MS-13 gang, who was recently arrested, told authorities that he traveled to the United States with the migrant caravan.
Border Patrol agents in San Diego arrested an alien from Honduras earlier this week after he crossed into the United States illegally.
Susan Tully, national field director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, points out that as many as 95 percent of those migrants are young men between ages 17 to 25.
Mr. Ramirez, meanwhile, served 16 years in prison in Honduras for his murder conviction.
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Around 11 p.m., agents detected three people crossing the border about one mile east of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, authorities said.
It was the middle of the night Thursday at the U.S. -Mexico border, next to the first of two U.S border fences separating Tijuana from San Diego, and an Associated Press photographer was there to capture the moment the man, holding his toddler close, made a decision to take a chance, looking for a different, better life than the one he had back in Honduras or in a bleak, overcrowded shelter in Tijuana.
Ramirez later admitted he was arrested and convicted for murder in Honduras and was released just four months ago.
The young Honduran man was anxious and you could see it on his face: Clutching his 1-year-old son, he looked back apprehensively toward the barrier he just crossed.
DHS worked with other countries, monitored social media, and even paid informants in the caravan to learn about the migrants traveling north. "The truth is we are fighting for our rights", said one member of the 'caravan.' "Why are (the police) treating us like this if we're not causing them or the Mexican people any trouble?"