Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 21 criminal aliens with prior convictions for sex offenses, many of which were against children.
Acting Chief Patrol Agent Juan Bernal posted the mugshots of these individuals, who had illegally crossed the border between ports of entry since October 1.
All migrants undergoing arrest are subject to a biometric background check, intended to prevent this type of criminal from re-entering the United States.
In less than two months, Del Rio Sector agents have apprehended 21 convicted sex offenders attempting to enter the country illegally. Due to the hard work and dedication of our agents, these dangerous individuals were not able to enter our country. Great work! #lawenforcement pic.twitter.com/neXHrzbmpt
— Acting Chief Patrol Agent Juan G. Bernal (@USBPChiefDRT) November 26, 2023
“Due to the hard work and dedication of our agents, these dangerous individuals were not able to enter our country,” Chief Bernal stated.
On November 18, Chief Bernal reported the arrest of an individual encountered in the vicinity of Brackettville, Texas, who had a prior conviction for sexual contact with a minor aged 11 or younger.
Brackettville agents arrested a group of undocumented migrants and it was revealed that one of the subjects had criminal history – sexual contact with a minor under the age of 11 years old. Another great job by our agents keeping bad actors like these away from our families! pic.twitter.com/umxc4hYjBk
— Acting Chief Patrol Agent Juan G. Bernal (@USBPChiefDRT) November 18, 2023
In another post, Bernal reported the arrest of a Mexican national with a prior conviction for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.
Del Rio agents apprehended an undocumented migrant and record checks revealed that the subject had a Felony Conviction for Aggravated Sexual Assault to a child. Due to the work of our agents, this criminal will be charged with felony re-entry into the United States. Great job! pic.twitter.com/3C6N68wenH
— Acting Chief Patrol Agent Juan G. Bernal (@USBPChiefDRT) October 30, 2023
Between FY23 and FY22, there was a significant increase in the number of migrants with criminal convictions encountered by Border Patrol agents.
Over 27,295 criminal aliens were apprehended during this time period, exceeding the total of 21,936 from FY17-FY20 under former President Donald Trump’s administration by 24%. In October alone, 1,559 criminal aliens were detained.
These criminals had committed a variety of offenses including indecency with a child, first degree rape of a minor, unlawful sexual contact with a minor and sexual exposure to a child.