MS-13 Gang Member, Child Sex Offender Caught Among Border-Crossers in Arizona
Criminal illegal aliens attempting to breach the U.S. southern border
An MS-13 gang member and child sex offender have been nabbed by border Border Patrol agents in Yuma, Arizona.
Both were attempting to breach the U.S. southern border when they were caught.
According to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) press releases, the illegal entry attempts occurred earlier this week.
The active MS-13 gang member was found in a three-person group attempting to enter the U.S, CBP said.
The migrants were discovered as part of a group of three who illegally entered the United States east of the San Luis Port of Entry.
The group was arrested by agents and take to Yuma station for identification and further processing.
Record checks found Harry Williams Payes-Mejia, 46, is an active MS-13 gang member who was previously deported.
Payes-Mejia also has several felony convictions and served time in prison.
He also has an outstanding warrant for a probation violation.
The CBP caught another criminal illegal alien previously convicted for lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor.
An agent patrolling the desert east of the San Luis Port of Entry encountered a migrant trying to evade detection.
The agent arrested the migrant and took him to Yuma station for further processing.
The migrant was identified as Jorge Perez-Diaz, 58.
Record checks found felony convictions for lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor.
Perez-Diaz served time in the Idaho State Penitentiary and re-entry into the U.S. following a prior removal.
The news comes as Joe Biden announced plans to increase the number of migrants released into the U.S.
U.S. officials now believe they will see 2 million migrants trying to enter the U.S. southern border illegally in 2021.
That number is more than the population of Vermont, Wyoming, and Alaska combined.