As Americans prepare for their July 4th celebrations, border patrol officers patrolling the southern border have caught large numbers of criminal illegal immigrants – including gang members and sex offenders – trying to enter in the USA
The border patrol in the Rio Grande Valley area announced this week that it has arrested four gang members and two sex offenders since June 30. A migrant arrested on Friday on Padre Island had already been arrested for rape and sentenced to 10 years of probation. , while other agents picked up members of the 18th Street gang, the Gulf Cartel and MS-13 elsewhere.
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A migrant, a Salvadoran national, had previously lived in New York and was arrested for criminal possession and intent to use a weapon, and separately for second degree assault, sentenced to prison in both case. Separately, officers near Brownsville, Texas apprehended a group of migrants including a Mexican who had previously been arrested for sexual assault.
On Monday, officers apprehended a member of the Surenos 18 street gang who the Border Patrol said had a long criminal record, including aggravated homicide and extortion. They also located a Honduran who had been arrested for negligent homicide and sentenced to two years in prison and was subsequently deported.
Officers apprehended a group of 67 migrants on Tuesday, including a 39-year-old Honduran convicted of attempted murder in Chicago.
Meanwhile, agents from the El Centro sector this week arrested two illegal immigrants convicted of sex offenses. The agency said that in fiscal 2021, it had so far arrested or returned 31 illegal immigrants to the area who have been convicted or wanted on charges of sexual offenses.
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On Thursday, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that RGV agents had arrested three migrants convicted of violent sexual offenses – including a Honduran who was charged with second-degree rape of a child under 15 in New York, for which he was convicted and deported.
The border patrol apprehended large numbers of migrants at the border, with more than 180,000 migrant encounters in May alone. This has included MS-13 gang members and child sex offenders, and it’s unclear how many migrants sneak past officers.
Representative Bob Good, R-Va., Thursday told Fox News that the United States had “no operational control” of the border after a trip to texas in which he and a number of other Republicans have seen migrants flock to the United States and be put on flights to other states.
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“We have no operational control, no legal control, no law enforcement control over our border,” Good said in an interview with Fox News.
He also raised the question of how many people were crossing the border patrol.
“The cunning, the cunning and the most dangerous try to escape apprehension and they also assess tens of thousands on a monthly basis, and all of this is controlled … by the Mexican criminal cartels which make the hundreds. millions of dollars a month on that, ”he said.
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