On Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that agents have arrested 16 previously deported foreign nationals convicted of sex crimes, after they illegally entered the U.S. in March.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the illegal aliens, “all Mexican or Honduran nationals, were encountered within groups of migrants attempting to enter the country illegally. Records checks indicate most of the offenses occurred throughout California and Arizona. Additionally, the majority of convictions were crimes committed against minors.”
The criminal histories were discovered during the processing of records by agents of the subjects during biometric criminal database searches conducted on all persons arrested by CBP. The individuals had all been deported after their convictions.
“Last month, more than a dozen illegal aliens, who had committed heinous crimes in at least eight U.S. states were arrested by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents as they tried to sneak back into the country”, said Sector Chief Roy Villareal. “Were it not for the efforts of our agents, these criminal aliens could have victimized additional U.S. citizens.”