Report: Previously deported convicted sex offenders arrested after crossing back into America

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ARIZONA– Convicted sex offenders attempting to illegally re-enter the United States has been an on going problem, and it is only getting worse with the laxed border regulations under the Biden administration. 

Border Patrol agents in multiple southern border sectors reportedly arrested several previously deported sex offenders after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico into the United States.

According to information provided by Border Patrol officials in Arizona, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents detected a group of three migrants on Tuesday evening, June 16th, after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico to Arizona, Breitbart reported

 The agents arrived at the location and arrested the three migrants.

After agents transported the migrants to a processing center, a records check identified one of the men as 37-year-old Juan Nunez-Tavarez, and showed that he was a four-time previously deported sex offender, according to reports.

According to officials, Nunez-Tavarez was convicted in a Texas court of indecency with a child: sexual contact. He was sentenced to two years in state prison. 

Nunez-Tavarez was arrested for illegal re-entry after removal as a sex offender and if convicted could face up to 20 years in federal prison.

Also on June 16th, McAllen Station Border Patrol agents in Southeast Texas successfully apprehended a group of 53 migrants who illegally crossed the border near Hidalco, Texas. The large group was transported to the station for processing. 

Once there, a biometric background investigation identified one of the men embedded in the group, a Salvadoran national, as an MS-13 gang member, according to reports.

Breitbart reported that a short time later, McAllen Station agents apprehended another group of 17 migrants in a nearby section of the border. During processing, agents identified one of the men as a Salvadoran citizen. Criminal history records revealed the man received a conviction in New York for Rape-3rd Degree, officials reported. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations agents deported the man following his six-year prison sentence.

Additionally on June 16th, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a previously deported sex offender attempting to re-enter the U.S. illegally. 

At approximately 9 a.m., Calexico Border Patrol Station agents encountered a man who illegally crossed the border one mile west of the Calexico Port of Entry. The agents transported him to the station where they identified him as a previously deported sex offender, according to reports.

Law Enforcement Today recently reported that the U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Del Rio Sector in south-central Texas arrested 10 convicted sex offenders between May 17 and May 24, 2021.

Between May 17 and May 23, agents arrested several Mexican nationals who had felony convictions that included:

“forcible sexual abuse, sexual assault of a child under 14, sexual assault of a child, sexual assault, sexual conduct with a person under 13 and a registered sexual offender.”

Also during that time period, they arrested “two Honduran nationals with felony convictions for statutory rape, and second-degree sexual assault of a child.”

Here is more on that story.

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TEXAS – In the face of a massive influx of convicted illegal alien sex offenders, one Border Patrol Sector recently arrested 10 such criminals over the short span of a week.

The U.S. Border Patrol reports that agents in the Del Rio Sector in south-central Texas arrested 10 convicted sex offenders between May 17 and May 24, 2021.

Between May 17 and May 23, agents arrested several Mexican nationals who had felony convictions that included:

“forcible sexual abuse, sexual assault of a child under 14, sexual assault of a child, sexual assault, sexual conduct with a person under 13 and a registered sexual offender.”

Also during that time period, they arrested “two Honduran nationals with felony convictions for statutory rape, and second-degree sexual assault of a child.”

In addition, on May 24, agents arrested two additional Mexican nationals, one with a previous felony conviction for “lewd and lascivious molestation,” and the other with a previous felony conviction for “lewd and lascivious acts with a child.”

Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin L. Skero II said in a statement:

“The majority of these criminals were apprehended in our sector’s most remote areas, attempting to avoid detection by crossing far from populated areas.”

He continued:

“Our agents’ sign cutting and tracking skills were instrumental in capturing these criminals, preventing them from infiltrating our communities.”

The U.S. Border Patrol notes that these arrests represent part of a significant uptick in the number of convicted sex offenders crossing the border.  

95 convicted sex offenders have been arrested in the Del Rio sector alone since the beginning of fiscal year 2021, which represents a massive 3,166 percent increase over the same time period during the last fiscal year.

 

A group of attorneys general from several states has suggested that border-crossing sex offenders may be emboldened by the Biden-era cancellation of Operation Talon, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation that deported convicted sex offenders who were illegally living in the U.S.

Scag Letter to Biden by Tony Fortier-Bensen

Attorneys general from 17 states, including Missouri, Texas, Mississippi, and Florida, penned a letter on February 18 to President Joe Biden, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and ICE Acting Director Tae Johnson, requesting reinstatement of the program.

They wrote:

“This ill-advised decision [to cancel the program] threatens to empower sexual predators to victimize women and children in America, and to exacerbate the tragic crises of sexual assault and sex trafficking among migrant and immigrant communities.”

The authors also pointed out that statistics showed an astounding increase in illegal aliens with sexual offense convictions crossing the border.  In 2017, they stated, one percent of arrestees had previous convictions for sexual offenses, but in 2020 that number had risen to six percent.

 

They added:

“In addition to failing to protect America’s children and other victims from sexual predators, canceling Operation Talon will have other vicious effects as well.

“The cancellation of this program effectively broadcasts to the world that the United States is now a sanctuary jurisdiction for sexual predators.

The attorneys general continued:

“This message creates a perverse incentive for foreign sexual predators to enter the United States illegally and assault more victims, both in the process of unlawful migration and after they arrive.

“It will also broadcast the message to other criminal aliens who have committed other offenses that any kind of robust enforcement against them is unlikely.”

Meanwhile, the United States continues to wait in vain for vice president and Biden-appointed immigration czar Kamala Harris even to visit the border.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki has indicated that there are no current plans for a border trip, though one might be possible.

 

Psaki stated during a recent daily briefing:

“I expect she will make a trip to the Northern Triangle at some point soon. 

“So that would be where she would travel given her purview.”

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who has denied that there is a crisis at the border, recently announced that he does have “changes” in mind for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but he added:

“What those changes will be, I am wrestling with right now, quite frankly.”

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