Convicted Sex Offenders Arrested at Border Increases by 542 Percent

Libby | June 28, 2021
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With the highest amount of illegal immigrants flooding the US-Mexico border in over two decades, it’s no surprise that there’s been a dramatic increase (542 percent) in sex offenders crossing the border as well.

Already this fiscal year, 353 illegal immigrants convicted of sex-related crimes have been arrested by Border Patrol agents — more than all of 2019 and 2020 combined — as reported by The Epoch Times.

During fiscal year 2020, 156 convicted sex offenders were arrested and 58 were apprehended in 2019.

This startling jump has also included several offenders that were previously arrested and deported.

For example, Benito Gomez-Lopez, a sex offender from Mexico, was arrested on June 24 even though he was arrested in May 2020 and deported in July 2020, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Unfortunately, the case of Gomez-Lopez is not an isolated incident.

The Del Rio Sector in Texas has seen a 1,400 percent increases in apprehended sex offenders, sector chief Austin Skero said late last week.

“We’ve gone through this before — we’ve seen these increases, these surges, for the last 30 or 40 years. It’s never been this bad,” Skero said. “I’ll tell you that straight up, I’ve never seen it this bad.”

Despite the worsening migrant crisis at the border, Vice President Kamala Harris waited over 90 days to visit since being tapped to lead the effort.

During her trip on Friday to El Paso, Texas — where the amount of illegal immigrants is far lower than the Rio Grande Valley sector — Harris called for an end to “finger-pointing,” according to the BBC.

Meanwhile, the vice president used the trip to do just that by blaming policies of former President Donald Trump for the “disaster” rather than taking responsibility for her own failures to address the crisis.