An illegal alien from Mexico who previously served an eight-year prisonsentence in the U.S. for aggravated criminal sexual assault in Houston, Texas was caught illegally re-entering the United States. Court documents reveal hehas previously illegally re-entered the U.S. on multiple occasions, but U.S. authorities areset to simply deport him again without any consequences.
Rolando Esparza-Reyes was referredto in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) press release by the politically-correct term “undocumented immigrant,” ratherthan the legal term “illegal alien.” The press releaseonly mentions that Esparza-Reyes had been previously deported and had servedan 8-year U.S. prison sentence for aggravated criminal sexual assault he committed inHouston, Texas.
The CBP press release indicated that Esparza-Reyes may simply bedeported again: “Esparza-Reyes faces a charge of illegalentry – 8 USC 1326 – and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.”
In a telephone interview with Breitbart News, a spokesman for the CPBstated: “He has served his time for his crimes in the U.S., so all wecan do is deport him.”
The terminology in the CBP press releasewas clarified further in a telephone interview I conducted with ShawnMoran, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, the unionfor U.S. Border Patrol agents who work under the CBP. He stated: “Whenan order of deportation is reinstated, it’s little more than aglorified voluntary return, resulting in the illegal alien simply beingreturned back to Mexico without having to see a judge.”
In-depth research on Esparza-Reyes puts his deportation in perhaps a more concerning light. Esparza-Reyes was caught enteringthe U.S. and was deported prior to 2003. He then re-entered again in2003 and was sentenced to 18 months in a U.S. facility for re-entering the country illegally,according to court documents. He was then deported again. He almostimmediately illegally re-entered the U.S. and committed the aggravatedcriminal sexual assault in Houston, Texas for which he was sentenced to prison. After serving an eight-yearsentence in the U.S., he almost immediately illegally re-entered the country again and wascaught.
An email was sent to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) concerning the new information discovered about Esparza-Reyes. Thequestions submitted pertained to whether the agency had consideredthe risk to U.S. citizens that this convicted sexual predator poses — especially considering his clear intention to continueillegally re-entering the U.S. I also inquired as to why illegallyre-entering deserved an 18-month sentence in 2003 but now onlyresults in a deportation. No response has been received from the CBP atthe time of this article’s publication.
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