Report: Border Patrol has arrested more than 4,500 ‘criminal aliens’ since Fiscal Year 2021 began

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TEXAS – According to a recent report from Breitbart News, Border Patrol agents have arrested over 4,500 illegal immigrants classified as “criminal aliens” since the onset of the 2021 Fiscal Year for the agency.

While technically everyone who enters the country without inspection can be found guilty of said offense, illegal immigrants classified as “criminal aliens” bear said classification due to hosting serious prior criminal convictions.

With the Border Patrol continuing to meet the increasing demands of migrants traffic this fiscal year, one law enforcement source reportedly told Breitbart Texas that more than 4,500 illegal immigrants with serious criminal backgrounds have been arrested since October 1st, 2020.

For those unaware, the Border Patrol’s fiscal year begins in October.

The Border Patrol does not use the terms “illegal alien” or “illegal immigrant” to identify migrants who have committed separate immigration offenses.

Instead, the term “criminal alien” is only applicable to migrants who have been convicted of state or federal offenses such as murder, rape, sexual assault, burglary, robbery, and various other criminal offenses.

Border Patrol agents were said to have arrested eight people near Mission, Texas on March 19th, 2021. The agents who ran a records check among the group found that one of the Hondurans in the party had already been arrested in 2007 by the Suffolk County Police Department in New York.

The Honduran was reportedly accused of rape, forcible compulsion, and a history of sexual activity with a child. He was given a nine-year prison sentence.

Border Patrol agents working near Falfurrias, Texas, had detained a Mexican national two days earlier, on March 17th, who was reportedly arrested for rape back in 2015 by the Sandy Springs Police Department in Georgia.

In that case, the man was found guilty and sentenced to 20 years in prison, but he only served five years behind bars before getting released.

According to CBP estimates, the number of sex offenders apprehended in southern California is expected to double in Fiscal Year 2021 compared to the previous year. In 2019, the San Diego Sector started keeping records of the number of sex offenders apprehended by the agency each year.

Despite the fact that only a small percentage of those illegally crossing the border have lengthy criminal histories, the source that spoke to Breitbart is reportedly worried that more criminal aliens are avoiding capture.

Reportedly fewer Border Patrol agents are being assigned to regular duty as the agency collectively struggles to process and provide humanitarian aid for the new influx of migrants at the southern border.

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Earlier in April, Law Enforcement Today shared a report from Florida where Angel Families spoke alongside Governor Ron DeSantis to call for the Biden administration to start taking a firmer stance against illegal immigrants entering the country. 

Here’s that previous report. 

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TITUSVILLE, FL – During a recent press briefing with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, alongside Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey and the parents of two people who were killed by illegal immigrants (known as “angel families”), a collective call was made for the Biden administration to enforce immigration law and to proactively deport illegal immigrants.

The press briefing was reportedly held on March 30th at the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum.

During the briefing, Governor DeSantis took the time to highlight the state of Florida’s proactiveness with regard to addressing the criminal element versus other states that have had a more lackadaisical approach:

“You’re not going to see people…dangerous people released in Florida like you’ve seen in some of these other states where they get rid of bail and they do all this stuff because public safety matters.

“One component of that is making sure people who are in the country illegally and committing crimes are held accountable.”

The Florida governor was extremely critical of the Biden administration’s handling of immigration, especially with respect to illegal immigrants convicted of crimes here stateside:

“Someone may be here illegally, they commit a felony, they get convicted they get sent to state prison. Well, their sentence runs out at some point, and the appropriate thing to do is for the federal authorities to then take custody, and then return them to their home country, and we think that that worked very well for my first two years as governor.”

It was back on February 18th when the Biden administration issued new directives to Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) in terms of the prioritization of deporting illegal immigrants, which effectively has the agency only focused on illegal immigrants who actively pose national security threats or have been convicted of serious crimes like rape and murder.

Governor DeSantis coined this administrative stance as being a sort of tacit acceptance of those illegally present in the country:

“Now though under the Biden administration, they are basically dispensing with this idea of accepting the criminal aliens, they are not honoring ICE detention detainers and they’re halting removals of even criminal aliens.

“We’ve already had in Florida, a handful of criminal aliens that had finished their sentences, and that detainers were removed by the Biden administration.”

Two parents who had lost their sons due to illegal immigrants present within the community also spoke out during the briefing.

Kiyan Michael spoke about her son who was killed in 2007 by an illegal immigrant who had already been deported from the country twice:

“They talk about the separation of children…but real separation is having to go to the cemetery and look at your child. That’s the only way you can visit them. He’ll never come home. Our children are not coming back.

“Our son, Brandon Randolph Michael, 21-years-old and we live in Jacksonville, Florida. So he’s on his lunch break going to cash his paycheck — just like every other kid, young man — engaged to be married, he had his whole life ahead of him when a twice-deported illegal crashed into our son.

“Just weeks prior, he had been stopped by our local law enforcement, they found him to be driving without a driver’s license and they just let him go. They released back into our community.”

Jamiel Shaw Sr. had also lost his 17-year-old son back in 2008, when young Jamiel Shaw Jr. was simply walking home and was gunned down by an illegal immigrant who had just gotten out of jail:

“March 2, 2008, my son was coming home from the mall…and he was murdered.

“The illegal alien that murdered him already had three gun charges, assault with a deadly weapon and he was in jail the day before he murdered my son with assault with a deadly weapon, using a gun, battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest.

“He was only given eight months in the county jail and he was released in four months. The same day he got out, he was in my neighborhood and caught my son and shot him in the head. He shot him in his stomach and while he was on the ground with his hands up in the air…he shot him in his head.”

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