As the world battles the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to fight its age old battle at the southern border with Mexico.
In the past week, the law enforcement agency busted a previously convicted sex offender, along with a human smuggling operation — both par for the course in the Rio Grande Valley in southwest Texas.
“On March 29, 2020, a Mexican national was encountered by McAllen Border Patrol Agents near Hidalgo, Texas,” a Border Patrol press release said. “Record checks revealed the subject has a prior conviction from the McAllen Police Department for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and was sentenced to 5 years confinement.”
Previously-deported sex offenders are arrested attempting to illegally re-enter the United States at an alarming rate.
The Rundown News has chronicled multiple such instances this month alone, including an illegal alien who was arrested for illegal re-entry in the beginning of March after serving only six days in jail for a 2006 conviction of “Sex with a Minor 3 Plus Years Younger” in Los Angeles.
Typical, too, are human smuggling busts in the Rio Grande Valley.
CBP made one such bust last week.
“On March 27, 2020, a white box truck arrived at the primary inspection lane for an immigration inspection at the Javier Vega Jr Checkpoint,” the press release said. “During the immigration inspection of the driver, a service K-9 alerted to the vehicle and the vehicle was referred to secondary inspection. During secondary inspection, agents discovered 36 subjects hidden behind card board boxes inside the box truck.”
Less than two weeks ago, Border Patrol agents captured 42 illegal aliens, all crammed into a small utility trailer, as they were being smuggled across the border illegally.
Southwest Texas, particularly the Rio Grande Valley, is known hotspot for illegal border crossings, as well as human and drug smuggling.
Fisher Industries, a private construction company headquartered in North Dakota, has been building sections of border wall on private land in the Rio Grande Valley with funding from private citizens collected by non-profit We Build The Wall (WBTW).
Their most recent project was three and a half miles of border wall in Mission, TX, just southwest of McAllen.
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