Arizona – The Tucson Sector for the United States Border Patrol doesn’t just have a problem with people illegally entering the country without inspection at the southern border, they have a major problem with illegals sneaking into the country who already have a criminal history here in the United States.
In the past month, a convicted sex offender as well as an individual convicted of manslaughter were both apprehended trying to illegally sneak over the border by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents.
Agents stationed at the Tucson Sector recently encountered and apprehended an illegal alien that they have already deported several times.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, on January 2, 55-year-old Santiago Villarreal-Valderrama was arrested after he illegally crossed the border from Mexico. Villarreal-Valderrama was then transported to the station where agents conducted a background investigation on the man.
A review of court records showed that Villarreal-Valderrama had a felony conviction in Maricopa County, Arizona for manslaughter, where he was sentenced to five years in prison back in 1985.
Information from the background check also detailed several deportations since his release from prison. With the manslaughter conviction and multiple reentries considered, Villarreal-Valderrama is now facing federal felony charges for illegally re-entering the country after removal as a violent felon.
Anytime that someone is apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol, agents utilize biometric background checks to review possible criminal histories and previous deportations. Tucson Sector officials provided a written statement showing the impact of these background checks used:
“The U.S. Border Patrol is often the first line of defense against previously deported criminals attempting to reenter the United States. In Fiscal Year 2019, Tucson Sector agents arrested 195 illegal aliens with significant criminal histories.”
This wasn’t the only notable apprehension of an illegal alien with a criminal history recently within the sector either. Just last month, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents managed to apprehend a convicted sex offender who had crossed over illegally.
According to officials, agents who were assigned to the State Route 83 immigration checkpoint near Sonoita, Arizona arrested a Mexican national they determined to be unlawfully present within the United States.
When agents conducted the background check on the apprehended man, they were able to identify him as 38-year-old Gustavo Gonzalez-Rodriguez. Court records that cropped up during the background check showcased a disturbing past that included a sex offense involving a minor.
Gonzalez-Rodriguez carried a conviction in California in 2001 for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14, which, according to California Penal Code Section 288(a), is synonymous with child molestation.
That wasn’t the only criminal act from Gonzalez-Rodriguez’s past either, as there was also a 2016 conviction in a South Carolina court for assault and battery.
At that time, he was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for the assault and battery charge, but sometime after his sentencing he was simply deported back to Mexico. With Gonzalez-Rodriguez and Villarreal-Valderrama criminal convictions and illegal reentries, these two could be facing a total of 20 years in a federal prison.
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While many critics of the United States immigration policies being enforced claim that we’re deporting honest people who want to come here and work toward a better life, they’re completely pretending these types of criminal aliens aren’t making their way through the southern border.
In Texas alone between June 1, 2011 and December 31, 2019, approximately 211,000 illegal aliens were arrested for crimes within the state not even related to illegal entry. These arrests included charges like:
606 homicide charges
37,128 assault charges
6,309 burglary charges
41,605 drug charges
495 kidnapping charges
17,475 theft charges
26,354 obstructing police charges
1,826 robbery charges
3,974 sexual assault charges
5,253 sexual offense charges
3,371 weapon charges
Indeed, they must be seeking a better life – a better life of crime, that is.
A lot of times, transnational gangs like MS-13 recruit ranks from those sneaking into the country.
MS-13, which is also referred to as Mara Salvatrucha within the gang’s inner circles, enlists young teenagers typically from El Salvador and Honduras. While there’s a heavy recruitment effort in the aforementioned countries, there’s still a healthy presence that are born here in the United States that wind up joining the ranks.
Since January of 2016, the outfit has been attributed with dozens of killings within Long Island, Los Angeles, and also the D.C. suburbs.
The gang’s roots go all the way back to Los Angeles back in the 1980’s, where Salvadoran immigrants in the city’s Pico-Union neighborhood had come to the United States after the Central American civil wars during the period. Asylum seekers from the time frame were refused entry lawfully into the United States, thus Salvadorans found themselves settling in areas already inundated with a large population of illegal immigrants, like Los Angeles.
The most recent apprehensions came after the announcement by the FBI of having a new tip line specifically allocated for reporting suspected MS-13 gang activity or members. The District of Maryland released the new line on December 3,and urged anyone with information pertaining to the gang to call 1-866-STP-MS13 (1-866-787-6713).
MS-13 also has been singled out by President Trump for their brutality, which has led to a series of crackdowns by law enforcement on the federal and local levels.
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This action by the president to single out the group is far from unwarranted, either… as the gang is known for some of the most horrific murders and crimes that they openly flaunt as a badge of honor. One need not look any further than the gang’s horrific motto they go by, which is “mata, viola, controla,”; which translates to “kill, rape, control.”
Child trafficking and prostitution have also been a staple of the group, as between the years of 2011 and 2012, 11 members from the gang were convicted of child prostitution related charges.
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