Eleven previously deported criminal aliens have been sentenced to jail time for illegal re-entry into the U.S. after Border Patrol agents arrested them. The agents saved American citizens from the possibility of repeated violent acts by the aggravated felons. The sentences were handed down by a federal judge in Arizona over a three day period.
Border Patrol agents routinely capture violent and sex-offending criminal aliens who have been previously deported and are attempting to re-enter the United States. Dozens of these captures have been previously reported by Breitbart Texas.
A federal magistrate judge in southwest Arizona handed down sentences of jail time for eleven criminal aliens who had been charged with illegal re-entry over a recent three-day period, information provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to Breitbart Texas revealed. The sentences ran from nine months to nearly three years in jail. Following their sentence the criminal aliens, who have been classified as aggravated felons” because of their criminal history, will be deported and placed under a three year “supervised release”.
The criminal aliens are classified as aggravated felons because of their prior convictions for offenses including: conspiracy, harboring aliens, grand theft auto, probation violations, and manufacturing, distributing or disbursing controlled substances. These offenses preclude these criminal aliens from any form of relief that could spare them from deportation, the CBP explained. That would include any request for asylum or re-admission application in the future.
Making these arrests put Border Patrol agents’ lives in danger as these types of aliens are among the most violent of criminals with nothing to lose if they are captured. These criminal aliens are often times being smuggled by members of violent drug cartels.
“In 2016, virtually all crossings were facilitated by Trans-national criminal organizations,” Yuma Sector Chief Patrol Agent Anthony J. Porvaznik said in a written statement. “All who enter the United States illegally are breaking the law. Our goal is to provide the first line of defense for America and her people.”
Some examples of these types of criminal aliens busted by Border Patrol agents after illegal re-entry include:
U.S. Border Patrol agents in New Mexico arrested two previously deported felons who had re-entered the U.S. illegally. The criminal illegal aliens had been previously convicted attempted murder and sex crimes. A drug smuggling operation was also shut down.
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station found the illegal alien about seven miles east of the Calexico Port of Entry on Sunday night. The agents observed the man walking northbound from the International Border fence, according to a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas. The agents made contact with the man and determined he had illegally entered the country.
A subsequent records check found the illegal alien, a 28-year-old Mexican national that Border Patrol officials did not name, had previously been convicted of lewd acts with a child under the age of 14. The statement reported the illegal alien was sentenced to only 270 days in jail for his sexual acts with the child. He was subsequently deported less than 8 months ago on September 30, 2015.
Border Patrol agents observed the man walking from the direction of the international fence 11 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry on Tuesday. The agents then made contact with the man and arrested him after determining he had illegally crossed the border, according to a Customs and Border Protection statement obtained by Breitbart Texas.
The 39-year-old unnamed Mexican national was processed at the Border Patrol station. A records check revealed the man had previously been convicted of lewd acts with a child under the age of 14. The man was deported from the U.S. in 2009 after serving a three-year sentence.
Border Patrol agents took the 12 suspects into custody and transported them to the Clint Border Patrol Station. During the processing of the aliens, agents discovered that Juan Antonio Martinez Dominguez, 46, a Mexican citizen, had a previous conviction for “sexual battery” in Oklahoma. He served two years in jail before being deported just four months ago.
Agents working in the Santa Teresa region in New Mexico also came across a group of illegal aliens who had just crossed the border from Mexico. In this group, agents discovered another convicted violent sex offender. 37-year-old Miguel Angel Perez Mendez, also a Mexican national, also has an extensive criminal history that includes sexual crimes. Border Patrol officials stated his offenses include, “Assault, Cruelty toward Wife, Sex Offense Against Child-Fondling, Obstruction Court Order, Possession of a Weapon, Intimidation, Aggravated Assault-Gun and Amphetamine-Possession.”
Gergio Galaz-Coronado, 38, was arrested by Border Patrol agents near Douglas, Arizona, on April 15 after he illegally re-entered the United States. Agents ran a background check, including biometrics, and learned that Galaz had been arrested by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in 2001, according to information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Border Patrol. He was charged with sexual conduct with a child under the age of 15.
The day after this arrest, Border Patrol agents arrested another illegal alien they subsequently learned had a criminal history. Esteban Aparicio-Molina, 32, was arrested near the town of Cowlic, Arizona, southwest of Tucson. A records check revealed the man had been convicted of multiple charges related to inappropriate sexual contact with a child. One of those charges included sexual assault of a child.
Dallas Police Corporal Ed Lujan was working an off-duty job and was in uniform at the time of the incident. After Gonzalez-Rios was escorted out of a night club where Lujan was working, officers escorted him to his vehicle. Gonzalez-Rios then allegedly backed his SUV into one officer. He then drove forward, jumping a curb, and completely ran over Corporal Lujan. Witnesses reported that Gonzalez-Rios then backed over Lujan again before other officers fired their weapons at Gonzalez-Rios, striking him in the arm.
ICE officials reported that Gonzalez-Rios had been deported on three previous occasions. The first deportation was in Harlingen, Texas, in 2004. He was issued an expedited removal and returned to Mexico on the same day. About six months later, he was again found in the Harlingen area and was again deported on the same day. In 2011, ICE spokesman Carl Rusnok told the DMN that Gonzalez-Rios was found in Kansas City, Missouri in 2011. He was held for two weeks and then deported. Officials are not sure when he re-entered the country this time.
A criminal illegal alien from Mexico, previously convicted of killing a person in a drunk driving accident, was sent to prison and subsequently deported. He is now back in Texas and faces new federal charges.
On September 21, 1999, a court convicted Escobar for intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle. A state district judge handed down a 10 year prison sentence. Court records don’t reveal why Escobar only served a portion of his sentence before getting deported.
Border Patrol agents near the U.S.-Mexico border apprehended 39-year-old “Sureno” gang member Alejandro Sanchez after he illegally entered the U.S., only to discover that he was a previously deported violent felon who had served prison time as a sex offender. The arrest occurred in the early morning hours of March 1st at a border patrol checkpoint in Southern California.
A convicted sex offender was tracked down and arrested by Border Patrol agents working out of the Eagle Pass station on Monday. Vidal Gomez-Soto, 29-years-old, was picked up by agents on patrol along the Rio Grande River, according to a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas.
While running his name and fingerprints, a red flag popped up showing that Gomez-Soto had been convicted of sexual assault of a child between the ages of 14 and 17 in Houston in 2009. Gomez-Soto was sentenced to two years in prison where he served one year, and was then deported in May, 2010.
All of these violent criminal aliens, many of whom were sex offenders as well, were taken off the streets by Border Patrol agents who serve as our front line of defense.