VAN HORN, Texas – Van Horn Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender.
Yesterday, Van Horn station agents arrested 35 undocumented migrants for illegally entering the United States. One of the individuals was discovered to be a convicted sex offender during processing. Records checks revealed the undocumented migrant, a citizen of El Salvador, was convicted of second-degree felony rape.
The El Salvadorian was most recently removed from the United States in November of 2016, for a felony 8 USC § 1326 – re-entry after deportation conviction.
The El Salvadorian national is being referred for criminal prosecution for 8 USC § 1326 – re-entry after deportation.
Big Bend Sector partners with many local and state law enforcement entities to keep our border communities safe. If you see something suspicious, report it by contacting our 24/7 hotline at 1-866-581-7549. Together, we can continue to uphold national security and combat illicit activity.
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.