2 More Previously Deported Sex Offenders Caught Crossing Border

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Border Patrol Agents in the Tucson Sector of southern Arizona caught two more previously deported sex offenders who had previously been deported after they illegally re-entered the U.S.

Gergio Galaz-Coronado, 38, was arrested 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 illegal alien was sentenced to serve only six months in jail and was placed on probation for ten years. At some point after he was released from jail, he was deported. The Border Patrol statement did not reveal the nationality of the criminal illegal alien. It also did not disclose how long ago the man was deported.

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.

Aparicio served 12 years in prison and was later deported. Again, neither the man’s nationality, nor his deportation date, were revealed by the Border Patrol officials.

Both of these men are classified as aggravated felons according to the Border Patrol statement. The two criminal illegal aliens now face additional charges for illegally re-entering the U.S.

Cowlic, Arizona, was in the news earlier this week when a Border Patrol agent was assaulted as he attempted to arrest a group of illegal aliens who were smuggling backpacks filled with marijuana, Breitbart Texas reported on Tuesday. One of the suspects threw rocks at the agent who drew his weapon and fired at the man. While no one was injured in the incident, the alleged assailant and at least one other person involved in the smuggling effort were taken into custody.

Also on Tuesday, Breitbart Texas reported the arrest of another previously deported registered sex offender. This man, who was not named by Border Patrol officials, was arrested near Calexico, California, Sunday night after re-entering the United States after being deported just last September. The man had previously been convicted of lewd acts with a child under the age of 14.

In Texas, earlier this month, Breitbart Texas reported on the death of a Texas fire captain and two of his seven children at the hands of another previously deported illegal alien. The man was deported from the U.S. in 2008 and was driving without a license when his vehicle allegedly crossed the center line and struck Captain Peter Hacking’s vehicle. He faces charges in Texas for criminally negligent homicide and federal charges of illegal re-entry.

The long list of violent crimes committed by previously deported illegal aliens and the frequency of other criminal aliens being captured after crossing the border shows the ineffectiveness of deportation without a secure border. While the deportation is certainly a responsible action for the government to take with these criminal aliens, its failure to secure the border to prevent their re-entry at will shows a complete failure of the federal government’s constitutional duty to defend this nation.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas and is a member of the original Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter@BobPriceBBTX.