Border Patrol Agents Continue to Encounter Criminal Aliens in the Rio Grande Valley
EDINBURG, Texas – In the last five days, Border Patrol agents arrested a gang member and two sex offenders.
On Thursday, Rio Grande City agents working in Roma, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national after entering the U.S. illegally. During processing, the man admitted to being a member of the Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang.
On Sunday, McAllen agents arrested a Mexican national whose record checks revealed a previous arrest in Nebraska for 1st degree sexual assault. The presiding judge sentenced the man to one-year confinement.
That same day, Weslaco agents working near Pharr, Texas, arrested a Honduran national shortly after illegally entering the United States. During processing, record checks revealed a previous arrest by the Jacksonville County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) in Florida. JCSO charged the man with impregnating a child under 16 years of age/ battery. The man plead guilty to the charge and was subsequently sentenced to one year and one day confinement.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.