CALEXICO – Two separate incidents produced two arrests at the border. Two undocumented males turned out to be convicted sex offenders attempting to illegally cross the border.
At 5:50 AM, on May 31st, six individuals were apprehended by border security agents at the Imperial County Sand Dunes – a desert area east of the City of Calexico. Their illegal entry landed them record checks, which not only revealed the previously-convicted sexual-offense status of a Mexican male national (42), but an immigration judge’s previous order to remove him from the U.S.
Later in the day, the second incident saw agents apprehend a group of four individuals who’d illegally entered 12 miles east of the Calexico East Port of Entry – to be apprehended 14 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border. One subject was found to be a male Mexican national (32) with a previous conviction for a sexual offense. He, too , was previously ordered to be removed from the U.S. by an immigration judge.
In all, none of the members of the illegally-crossing groups were able to present proper documentation to be legally present in the U.S. All 10 were arrested and transported to the El Centro Processing Center.
The pair of sex offenders will be presented for federal prosecution. The remaining eight will be bounced from the U.S. under Title 42.
Since Oct. 1, 2021, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested and/or removed 19 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual offense charges.
MISSION STATEMENT: 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.