In just two days, the Border Patrol agents in Texas apprehended three previously convicted child sex criminals within groups of illegal immigrants. It sends a warning of potential risks from the migrant surge on the border. Two unaccompanied minors were traveling with them.
Border Patrol in Brownsville arrested a group of nine undocumented aliens on Tuesday, April 13, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). One of those is a Honduran national, convicted for “criminal sexual conduct with a victim under 13 years old” in Watonwan County, Minnesota, in 2018 and sentenced to five years imprisonment.
The second sex predator was arrested near Roma, Texas, on April 14, when Border Patrol officers stopped a group of 15 undocumented aliens. He was an El Salvadoran national with a prior arrest by the Gwinnett County, Georgia, Police Department (GCPD) in 2016, where he was charged with aggravated child molestation. The subject was convicted and sentenced to five years confinement.
Juan Carlos Godoy-Velasquez, another Honduran native, was discovered as the third one, who had previously been charged in Virginia with “aggravated sexual battery of a victim less than 13 years old.” He has been sentenced to five years in prison. Two minors in the group could have been harmed if Border Patrol had not arrested Godoy-Velasquez.
A week earlier, Border Patrol agents also detained three convicted sex predators between April 9 and 10.
“Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts,” CBP said in a statement, adding that they have “zero regards for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.”
The disturbing report comes after a surge of migrants at the border, with 172,000 illegal migrants apprehended only in March. Although single adults and certain family members have been returned, underage minors have increased, causing officials to become frustrated.
And with the increase in apprehensions, some officers and officials believe that more than 1,000 undocumented aliens evade capture and enter the United States daily, reports YahooNews.
Border Patrol agents are capable of protecting Americans from the threats from illegal immigration. But President Joe Biden’s negligence at the southern border would almost inevitably result in more immigrants entering the country, and his administration is intent on thwarting officials’ attempts to keep us safe.
Biden’s executive order revoking emergency status at the border on Jan. 20 was the first of a string of orders by the Biden administration that seems to be directed at limiting law enforcement’s control.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued “interim operational guidance” in February, asking its employees to obey until the government establishes a more permanent set of regulations. Those “provisional” regulations have directly affected law enforcement’s ability to follow the rule.
Agents are required to ascend their respective chains of command to get pre-approval before arresting any migrants who do not pose “threats to national security, border security, and public safety.”
The step was described by ICE as an attempt to secure America’s border from just the most serious threats.
According to former ICE director Tom Homan, it only helps to allow more criminals to slip through the cracks.
Throughout its almost three-month administration, the Biden team has only one clear message on illegal aliens: “We don’t care.”
If Biden were serious about the crisis, he would sign executive orders to address the situation. But he seems only concerned with progressive politics, which means the American people come last.
These sexual predators are a prime example of the threats that the Biden border crisis has created.