If you regular CNN and some other top level media organizations chances are you haven’t seen this.
On Thursday, U.S. Border Patrol agents said they apprehended several illegal immigrants at the Texas southern border in places where there are no physical barrier walls to deter illegal crossings.
According to The Washington Examiner, among those caught crossing into the U.S. were a Mexican man with a previous conviction in Georgia for child molestation, a Honduran man with a record in North Carolina showing a conviction for “Indecent Liberties with Child,” and another Honduran male with a Florida record that identified him as a member of the violent MS-13 gang.
According to a release by the Border Patrol the apprehensions occurred in the Rio Grande Valley sector of the southern border on Monday and Tuesday.
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Casa Grande Border Patrol Station arrested a sex offender from Guatemala, and a Honduran MS-13 gang member in separate incidents near Casa Grande this weekend.
On Friday, agents arrested 39-year-old Mariano Sic-Cua, a citizen of Guatemala, after he entered the U.S. illegally through the desert.
During processing, agents discovered Sic had a felony conviction in 2010 for sexual assault in Palm Beach, Florida, which resulted in 308 days in confinement.
On Sunday, agents patrolling near Cowlic, Ariz. arrested Honduran citizen Christopher Aquino-Canaca, a self-admitted MS-13 gang member, with a group of six other individuals illegally present in the United States.
During processing, agents discovered Aquino was previously removed from the United States by immigration officials on two occasions.
#CBP #USBP agents stop another convicted sex offender from reaching U.S. interior after they apprehended him Friday for entering the country illegally east of Lukeville. Details: https://t.co/a7R1mXAZBn pic.twitter.com/j53vkNaCMR
— CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) February 7, 2019
Another posting from CBP noted both captures:
Two dangerous criminals arrested by #USBP Casa Grande agents. #AlwaysVigilant law enforcement professionals @CBP stopped convicted sex offender & MS-13 gang member from reaching American communities again. Details: https://t.co/jpZwvFb62s pic.twitter.com/faSby4PxKU
— CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) February 4, 2019
It has been noted by several border patrol agencies that more barriers are needed:
We need a wall because our border agents say we need a wall. Enough said. https://t.co/DlCAoVjs5N
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) February 7, 2019
As noted by the Salt Lake Tribune, Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, has also affirmed his conviction that a wall at the southern border is urgently needed to stop what they’ve described as a humanitarian crisis.