TUCSON, ARIZ.—Tucson Sector Border Patrol wrapped up fiscal year 2013 and kicked off FY 2014 in full swing, having arrested nearly 40 aggravated felons in less than 90 days.
Despite the recent government shutdown, the Tucson Sector Border Patrol continued to protect America's borders from dangerous felons. The subjects, from Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador, were previously charged, convicted and removed from the U.S. for their crimes but were again apprehended for illegal re-entry into the country.
Voluntary manslaughter, aggravated sexual battery against a minor, child cruelty, possible injury/death and assault with semi-auto firearm are among the list of charges for which the individuals were convicted.
In addition to their previous convictions, some were members of notorious gangs, such as MS-13. Some had warrants for their arrest due to probation violations pertaining to previous crimes, and many had been previously arrested for illegally entering the country. All were processed for prosecution and/or removal proceedings in accordance with Tucson Sector prosecution guidelines.
In addition to enforcing immigration laws, the Border Patrol contributes to a safer America by removing dangerous criminals from the country. All individuals apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, a vital tool that ensures illegal aliens with criminal histories are identified and receive an appropriate penalty.
Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.
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.