Monday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said that it encountered more illegal aliens in the Rio Grande Valley over the weekend.
“Just after midnight, McAllen agents working near Mission, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national whose record checks revealed an arrest for sexual battery by the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia. A judge sentenced the man to 12 months confinement,” according to a press release.
That incident occurred on Friday night.
A few hours later and a few miles northwest, another Salvadoran national was arrested in the town of Los Ebanos. He, too, had been convicted of sex crimes in the United States and was attempting to illegally re-enter.
Famously, Mission, TX is the town where construction company Fisher Industries was contracted by viral nonprofit We Build The Wall to construct 3.5 miles of bollard wall.
The company recently won an important lawsuit against a rogue federal government environmental agency called the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC). The IBCW tried to halt Fisher Industries’ construction on environmental grounds, but its efforts were eventually stymied by a federal judge, paving the way for the construction company to continue to build at new job sites in the Rio Grande Valley.
Fisher Industries recently won a $400 million Pentagon contract, also to build wall along the U.S. Southern border.
The Rio Grande Valley is perhaps the toughest section of borderland to patrol for illegal crossings. It is highly trafficked by cartel members who smuggle tens of thousands of illegal aliens, as well as drugs and other potentially dangerous items into the United States annually.
Monday’s CBP press release was titled “Rio Grande Valley Agents Continue to Encounter Criminal Aliens.”
The Rundown News reported in January about several incidents in the Rio Grande Valley, including two occasions in which CBP nabbed previously convicted sex offenders and brutal MS-13 gang members attempting to enter the United States. We also reported on drug and human smuggling busts in the region.
But as former Kansas Secretary of State and current U.S. Senate Candidate Kris Kobach told The Rundown News in an interview last week that building more border wall allows CBP to do its job more easily.
“The only thing that serves as a deterrent is a border wall combined with the multiplying effect of Border Patrol. The more wall that is built, the more Border Patrol can monitor,” Kobach said.
Kobach also sits on the board of We Build The Wall.
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