Rio Grande Valley Agents Continue Encounter Criminal Aliens
EDINBURG, Texas – On Friday, Border Patrol agents arrested two convicted Salvadoran nationals with prior arrests for sexual related offenses.
Just after midnight, McAllen agents working near Mission, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national whose record checks revealed an arrest for sexual battery by the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia. A judge sentenced the man to 12 months confinement.
A few hours later, McAllen agents working near Los Ebanos, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national after entering the United States illegally. During processing, record checks revealed an arrest and conviction in New York state for sexual misconduct. The man received six years probation for the crime.
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.