This past week, federal authorities have apprehended five convicted sex offenders attempting to sneak into the country, including two who had been previously deported.
On July 6, Brackettsville Border Patrol arrested a Honduran immigrant after "A record check revealed he was convicted of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor in Los Angeles County, California in 1998 and sentenced to three years in prison. He was deported to Honduras in 2001."
Then, "Pass station arrested an undocumented Mexican immigrant after he entered the country. According to record checks, he was convicted of sexual battery in Marion County, Indiana in 2009. He was deported to Mexico in 2010."
"As law enforcement professionals, our agents regularly arrest dangerous criminals," said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz in a press release. "The arrests of these convicted sex offenders illustrate the importance of our agency’s ongoing mission to protect the people of the United States and our communities."
According to Fox San Antonio, "Both men face a reentry after deportation charge which carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison."
Likewise, KVEO notes that "On Saturday, McAllen agents working near Los Ebanos, Texas, arrested a Guatemalan national" who was previously arrested and charged for having "sex with a minor (3+ years younger)." According to local media, "He served 179 days confinement along with 36 month’s probation."
And "Weslaco agents working near Hidalgo, Texas, arrested 25 undocumented immigrants, consisting of family units." In this group was "a Guatemalan national, traveling with his child" who had a "previous arrest and conviction in West Virginia for sexual abuse in the third degree."
Finally, Denton authorities arrested a Salvadoran national who had been previously arrested and charged "with indecency with a child sexual contact / aggravated sexual assault of a child."