Multiple sex offenders, fugitives, gang members arrested after crossing southwest border

Border Patrol agents along the southwestern border with Mexico have arrested several criminal aliens and gang members over the past week. Those arrested after crossing the border illegally include sex offenders, child molesters, an accused Mexican killer and dangerous gang members.

Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings tweeted a report that his agents had arrested two sex offenders and eight gang members in the past week. The arrests came after migrants illegally crossed the border from Mexico into Texas.

A migrant, a Salvadoran citizen, was convicted by a Colorado court in 2019 of having sexual contact without consent. The court sentenced the man to two years in prison. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers deported the man after his detention.

Also on May 31, McAllen Station agents arrested an Ecuadorian migrant. A desk review revealed convictions for sexual abuse, assault, criminal drug use, and multiple DUIs.

Rio Grande Valley Sector agents also arrested eight gang members. Gangs represented in the arrests include members of MS-13 and 18th Street. One has a history of easy and hard killing.

Sector Del Rio chief patrol agent Jason D. Owens tweeted a report of a Honduran migrant being arrested near Eagle Pass, Texas. During processing, Eagle Pass South Station agents determined that the man was convicted of indecency with a child in connection with sexual contact.

Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin tweeted photos of two criminal arrests made this week. They include a US citizen, now charged with felony possession of a firearm, and a Mexican man who has been identified as a member of the Paisa gang. The gang member now faces federal criminal charges for illegally re-entering the country following his removal.

Yuma Sector Chief Patrol Agent Chris T. Clem reported that Melton Station agents arrested a Mexican national Tuesday night. A file review uncovered a 2001 conviction by a California court of rape. A day earlier, Yuma Station agents arrested a Salvadoran man with a criminal history including a 2004 conviction by a Texas court of murder.

Yuma Station agents made another significant arrest Sunday night when Yuma Station agents arrested a Mexican national convicted by a Wisconsin court in 2009 of sexually assaulting a child and supplying cocaine.

El Centro Sector also made significant arrests this week when they found two men with sex crimes convictions, Chief Patrol Agent Gregory K. Bovino tweeted.

In total, agents from these sectors have stopped ten criminal aliens and at least nine dangerous gang members from getting back into the US interior.

Between October 1, 2021 and April 30, 2022, Border Patrol agents arrested nearly 6,000 criminal aliens who had illegally returned to the United States. They also arrested nearly 400 migrants with gang affiliations, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports.

Bob Price is Associate Editor and Senior News Contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist at Fox 26 Houston What are you getting at? Sunday morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and faceBook.

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