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.
RGV agents arrested two migrant criminals and eight gang members and kept them away from our communities.
One of the criminal migrants was a Salvadoran who was sentenced to two years in prison for sexual contact and subsequently deported from the United States
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— Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings (@USBPChiefRGV) June 3, 2022
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.
Meet Marcos Escobar.
This Honduran national already has a criminal record for having sexual contact with a child.
Thankfully, Eagle Pass South Station agents were able to apprehend this predator and prevent it from entering our communities.
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— Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens (@USBPChiefDRT) June 3, 2022
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.
— Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin (@USBPChiefBBT) June 3, 2022
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.
A convicted rapist who tried to sneak through the desert east of Yuma Tuesday night could not avoid detection by US Border Patrol agents at Wellton Station. Agents arrested Luis Alberto Lopez Palacios, a 45-year-old Mexican man convicted of rape in California in 2001. pic.twitter.com/PSSDIKD4w
— Chief Patrol Agent Chris T. Clem (@USBPChiefYUM) June 2, 2022
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.
US Border Patrol agents from Yuma Station arrested a convicted murderer who had entered the US illegally from Mexico. Amilcar Jesus Espinoza, a 50-year-old from El Salvador, was convicted of murder in Texas in 2004. #bordersecurity is #National security pic.twitter.com/WCe6m0zJLg
— Chief Patrol Agent Chris T. Clem (@USBPChiefYUM) June 1, 2022
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.
US Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma station arrested a convicted felon who entered the US illegally Sunday night. Isaias Pulido Alvarado, a 32-year-old Mexican man, was convicted in Wisconsin in 2009 of sexually assaulting a child and supplying cocaine. pic.twitter.com/1ObDJkFJuD
— Chief Patrol Agent Chris T. Clem (@USBPChiefYUM) May 31, 2022
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.
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— USBP Chief Patrol Agent Gregory K. Bovino (@USBPChiefELC) June 2, 2022
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.