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The U.S. Border Patrol has made several arrests involving criminal aliens attempting to illegally enter the U.S. the past two months.
On August 30, a Wednesday, agents assigned to the Weslaco Border Patrol Station arrested a male citizen of El Salvador near Pharr, Texas. During the processing, record checks confirmed that he was a member of the 18th Street Gang, a notorious Los Angeles street gang known for violence comprised primarily of illegal immigrants.
On August 31, a Thursday, McAllen agents accosted a man from Honduras near Mission, Texas. Record checks revealed that he had been arrested before by the Clay County, Florida Sheriff’s Office and was charged with the serious crime of unnatural and lascivious act/molestation of a child. He also holds an active warrant from the U.S. Marshals Service.
On that same day, agents in Rio Grande City also encountered a Honduran national who was in the U.S. illegally. Checks with the records later revealed the Honduran was previously arrested also by the Nassau County, New York Police Department for a 3rd-degree rape of a victim who’s a minor at 17 years old. He was found guilty of the charge and sentenced to a six-year order of protection with time served.
On September 3, a Sunday, Falfurrias agents accosted a Mexican man. He was later discovered to have records, too, of being previously arrested for criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping of a victim more than 24 months of age. The arrest was made by the Isanti County, Minnesota Sheriff’s Office. No disposition was indicated in the charge.
All the arrests are currently being processed as part of stronger border security procedures and other stricter measures to combat the entry of illegal aliens in the country.