861 Criminals Caught Crossing Border, Including 92 Sex Offenders, 63 Gang Members
Illegals alien criminals flooding border
More than 861 criminals, including gang members and sex offenders, have been encountered at the border, according to a Border Patrol section chief.
Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings wrote on Twitter:
“Within the copious amounts of groups being encountered in” the Rio Grande Valley sector in Texas.
“A Salvadoran man with a prior conviction for murder was discovered,” along with 862 criminal aliens.
Crossing our Borders— Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings (@USBPChiefRGV) March 27, 2021
Within the copious amounts of groups being encountered in #RGV, a Salvadoran man with a prior conviction for murder was discovered. FYTD RGV agents have arrested over 861 criminal aliens, to include 63 gang members and 92 sex offenders.#CrossingOurBorders pic.twitter.com/9MKD9cYPI1
According to Hastings, agents encountered five large groups of illegal immigrant families, adults, and unaccompanied minors, totaling 539.
Hastings said that amongst those are around 93 unaccompanied children.
He added that over 18,000 such children have been encountered by agents so far in 2021.
Just days earlier, Joe Biden stated during his first formal press conference that migrants are flooding the overwhelmed U.S.-Mexico border to enter the United States illegally "because they know Biden’s a good guy."
“Well, look, I guess I should be flattered people are coming because I’m the nice guy,” Biden responded.
“That’s the reason why it’s happening, that I’m a decent man or however it’s phrased, that that’s why they’re coming because they know Biden’s a good guy.”
Biden refused to apologize for rolling back a number of Trump's border policies.
Biden has also received massive backlash, with even some Democrats calling for him to reinstate some of Trump’s immigration policies.
“The administration is doing the right thing because the law requires that we process unaccompanied minors,” Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas) said in a statement on March 24.
“However, we are in the middle of a pandemic, and our systems are being overwhelmed.”
Vela said that 13 percent of unaccompanied minors encountered at the U.S.-Mexico border are under the age of 12, with the majority over 13, citing Border Patrol data.
“One logical approach to this situation would be to return the older teenagers to their home country and provide funding for an effort supervised by the United Nations to properly care for those teenagers upon their return,” Vela said.
“Then, once the pandemic is under control, you could phase the program back in so that there would be some semblance of control over the process. I think that this would help relieve the current burden.”
The news comes after a 9-year-old migrant girl drowned while attempting to cross the United States border last week.
The young Mexican child is the third drowning at the border in less than two weeks.