Border agents in El Paso apprehended a known criminal alien re-entering the United States after having already been deported at least once following his criminal convictions for sexually abusing a child and drug trafficking.
According to Customs and Border Protection, the 40-year-old Mexican man was caught about 22 miles north of the border after having crossed illegally. A background check showed he’d been convicted in 2010 in Stockton, California for “Lewd Acts Upon Child 14 years old or younger,” for which he was sentenced to a year in prison. He was also given another 3 years for transportation of a controlled substance. Following his release from prison, he returned to his home country, although Border Protection didn't make it clear whether he was immediately deported.
The danger of dangerous criminal aliens re-entering the country through our porous Southwest border compounds the current border crisis, in which thousands of illegal aliens – including families, unaccompanied children, and thousands more single adults – are streaming across from Mexico daily, some in groups traveling openly, and others with help of human smugglers using stash houses to hide migrants. With resources stretched thin and border facilities overwhelmed with families and children, there’s concern that even more criminal aliens could be slipping through unnoticed.
“I’m going on 24 years as a Border Patrol agent and I can tell you that I’ve never seen a day-to-day, week-over-week increase like what we are seeing right now. We’ve dealt with these kind-of-numbers in the past, we’ve dealt with them in the early 2000s, we dealt with them in 2014, we dealt with them in 2019, but what we didn’t see during that time is we didn’t see the rapid increase like what we’re seeing right now,” National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told Fox News.
San Angelo Live reports that from March 6 – 9 alone, border agents arrested 15 illegal aliens wanted for crimes ranging from sexual assault of a child, burglary, possession of a controlled substance, aggravated assault-family/house member, and larceny.