EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents arrest two migrants with heinous criminal convictions over the weekend.
Friday morning, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents apprehended an El Salvadoran man within a group of eight migrants in Mission, Texas. Record checks revealed a prior conviction in Salem, Massachusetts, for prostitution and sentenced to five days incarceration and 12-months’ probation. He was subsequently removed from the United States.
The following morning, MCS agents working near Abram, Texas, apprehended a group of six migrants after illegally entering the United States. Record checks on Bernardo Macedo-Vargas, a Mexican national, revealed a conviction in Dallas, Texas, in 2013, for aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault of a 14-year-old child. He was sentenced to seven years’ incarceration for the two charges. He was subsequently sentenced to 303 days incarceration and 36 months supervision by an immigration judge for immigration related offenses. He was then removed from the United States.
All subjects were processed accordingly.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.