Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested five criminal migrants in a span of 30 hours Tuesday and Wednesday, among them convicted murderers, a sex offender, and two members of the ruthlessly violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang.
Early Tuesday, Border Patrol agents arrested a group of migrants crossing the Rio Grande near Mission, Texas. One member of the group was arrested in 2005 for first degree murder and subsequently convicted and sentenced to six years confinement. He was also identified as an MS-13 member.
Within an hour, a Border Patrol agent in Brownsville was processing a Mexican national listed as a sex offender for criminal intent to commit felony rape, aggravated assault, cruelty to children in the first degree, and obstructing persons making an emergency phone call. In addition, agents discovered he had a lengthy criminal history including arrests for theft, assault, and drug/alcohol offenses.
Later Tuesday morning, agents near McAllen arrested a group of 19 migrants, one of whom was ultimately identified as an MS-13 member deported in 2015.
Early Wednesday, agents in Rio Grande City apprehended four men who crossed near the port of entry. One was convicted of murder after a 2010 arrest in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Later Wednesday morning, another Salvadoran migrant was arrested with six other migrants near McAllen. The group was joined by an MS-13 member.
Seems like Trump was right — Mexico isn’t sending us their best.