TUCSON, Ariz. – Three male sex offenders, previously convicted for sex crimes against children, were captured within three hours of each other early Wednesday by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents.
All three men, nationals of Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico, were previously deported and now face criminal charges for re-entering the United States.
Border Patrol agents work to create a safer America by apprehending criminals attempting to enter the U.S. illegally. Returning sex offenders pose a threat to the communities in which they attempt to reside, as they tend not to register with local authorities.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.