Edinburg, Texas - In three separate incidents over the past weekend, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 60 illegal aliens, two of whom had been convicted of sex offenses and another who has an outstanding arrest warrant out of Los Angeles on a charge of lewd acts with a child.
The illegal alien with the warrant was arrested Saturday near Mission, Texas, by agents assigned to the McAllen Station. He was part of a group of illegal aliens of mixed nationalities. During processing, agents discovered the outstanding warrant. He will be extradited by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office to face prosecution.
The two convicted sex offenders were arrested Sunday, one of them near Granjeno, Texas, and the other near La Joya, Texas. As the illegal aliens were being processed at the station, agents discovered two of them had been convicted of sex offenses involving children. They, along with the remainder of the illegal aliens apprehended over the weekend, will be processed for removal to their countries of origin.
"Our job as Border Patrol agents is to protect America from all threats," Chief Patrol Agent Rosendo Hinojosa said. "Individuals who try to exploit our communities need to take heed that criminal activity, in any form, will not be tolerated in the Rio Grande Valley Sector. Thanks to our alert and dedicated agents, some dangerous criminals have been taken off our streets."
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.