Three previously deported sexual predators, including two pedophiles, were caught illegally crossing into Texas from Mexico and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) downplayed the Mexican nationals’ crimes with a press release headlined, “Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Three Male Subjects with Criminal Records.” The agency then avoided the legal term “illegal alien” or “criminal alien” and identified the previously convicted and deported sexual predators as “undocumented immigrants.”
The arrests occurred in separate incidents over several days and included a Mexican national who was previously convicted of sexual abuse to a child in Oklahoma, a Mexican national who was previously convicted of sexual intercourse with a minor in California, and another Mexican national who was previously convicted of aggravated sexual assault in an unspecified U.S. state.
The CBP press release stated:
LAREDO, TEXAS –Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector made three significant arrests of undocumented immigrants in three separate cases within the stations of the Laredo Sector.
On November 5, agents assigned to the Laredo North Station arrested a male Mexican national who had been charged and convicted in 2013 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for Sexual Abuse to a Child. The following day, Laredo West Station agents arrested a male Mexican national who was charged and convicted in 1993 in Los Angeles, California, for Sexual Intercourse with a Minor. The last case happened on November 9, when Laredo South Border Patrol agents arrested a third subject, a Mexican national, who was previously convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault.
These three incidents and the resulting press release aren’t the first time that CBP media relations have been exposed as using politically correct terms to humanize dangerous sexual predators. Breitbart Texas previously wrote about CBP minimizing the actual threat to the American public in a November 22, 2013 press release that involved a sexual predator who the feds were set to release back into Mexico without consequence–even though he exhibited a tendency to continually sneak back into Texas after deportation.
Regarding that previous case, I wrote:
Rolando Esparza-Reyes was referred to in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) press release by the politically-correct term “undocumented immigrant,” rather than the legal term “illegal alien.” The press release only mentions that Esparza-Reyes had been previously deported and had served an 8-year U.S. prison sentence for aggravated criminal sexual assault he committed in Houston, Texas.
The CBP press release indicated that Esparza-Reyes may simply be deported again: “Esparza-Reyes faces a charge of illegal entry – 8 USC 1326 – and his prior order of removal will be reinstated.”
In a telephone interview with Breitbart News, a spokesman for the CPB stated: “He has served his time for his crimes in the U.S., so all we can do is deport him.”
The terminology in the CBP press release was clarified further in a telephone interview I conducted with Shawn Moran, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, the union for U.S. Border Patrol agents who work under the CBP. He stated: “When an order of deportation is reinstated, it’s little more than a glorified voluntary return, resulting in the illegal alien simply being returned 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 entering the U.S. and was deported prior to 2003. He then re-entered again in 2003 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 almost immediately illegally re-entered the U.S. and committed the aggravated criminal sexual assault in Houston, Texas for which he was sentenced to prison. After serving an eight-year sentence in the U.S., he almost immediately illegally re-entered the country again and was caught.
The CBP press office has also engaged in even more direct deception regarding illegal aliens. In that instance, Breitbart Texas broke news about the intentions of CBP to release hundreds of illegal aliens per week in a small California town–a report that time proved to be true. The CBP initially took to Twitter and publicly called the report untrue and asked that it be removed from the internet. CBP later deleted the tweet and changed their story. In short order, Reuters reported information that validated the Breitbart Texas report and proved the CBP had been deceiving the American public.
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