EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – More than 80 foreign nationals with criminal convictions or arrest warrants have been apprehended in the past seven weeks in the El Paso Sector of the Border Patrol.
They include drug traffickers, child predators, wife beaters and violent gang members. Two migrants recently encountered had gang ties and outstanding arrest warrants back in El Salvador. Another one from Mexico was wanted for homicide and returned to his country to face justice there.
“Many times, our agents encounter migrants entering illegally into the United States who were previously removed with past criminal convictions,” said El Paso Border Patrol Chief Agent Gloria I. Chavez. “Most of the time these migrants re-enter illegally and try to evade detection because they know they will face incarceration again if arrested by Border Patrol.”