MCALLEN, TEXAS—U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the McAllen Station arrested two illegal aliens Monday, who have prior convictions for violent crimes.
The first man was arrested early Monday morning as part of a group of 26 illegal aliens apprehended near McAllen. During processing at the station, agents discovered one of the members of the group had previously been imprisoned for rape.
The second convicted criminal was arrested later that day as part of a group of 15 illegal aliens apprehended near Palmview, Texas. While conducting a records check, agents learned the man had been convicted of attempted murder.
"The Border Patrol is an agency that protects our nation and communities from all threats, whether it is terrorists, drug smugglers or other criminals," Chief Patrol Agent Rosendo Hinojosa said. "Due to the hard work and dedication of our agents, these violent criminals were unable to pose a threat to our communities."
The illegal aliens and the two convicted criminals will be processed accordingly.
To report suspicious activity, call the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector's toll-free telephone number at (800) 863-9382.
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.