News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

El Paso Border Patrol Agents Arrest Criminals with Extensive Records

Monday, March 31, 2008

El Paso, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Paso station arrested two men with lengthy criminal histories over the weekend in two separate incidents after they attempted to illegally enter the United States.

On March 28, 2008, Border Patrol agents from El Paso apprehended a subject as he entered the United States illegally one-half mile west of the Paso Del Norte port of entry. Agents caught the subject attempting to hide inside a shed in the residential district near downtown El Paso. Initially, the individual claimed to be a citizen of Mexico. Agents transported the subject to Paso Del Norte Processing Center where he was entered into the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). The results came back with a positive identification of the subject as a 37-year old U.S. citizen, and not a Mexican National as he originally claimed. The results also showed that he had two outstanding warrants for "Possession of Marijuana" and "Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution" as well as having been charged in Mexico for two alleged homicides. The FBI was notified and he was turned over to the El Paso County sheriff’s office pending an investigation.

The second subject was arrested Sunday, March 30, 2008, as Border Patrol agents from El Paso observed a subject enter the U.S. illegally 1.5 miles west of the Bridge of the Americas port of entry. Agents quickly responded and were able to apprehend the individual before he could disappear into a residential district. The subject was taken to the Paso Del Norte Processing Center for further investigation. During processing, record checks indicated that the subject, a 43-year-old Mexican National, also had an extensive criminal history to include approximately 50 arrests. Included in the criminal history were one count of "Homicide" and one count of "Assault with a Deadly Weapon" on a subject in the state of California. He was also previously sentenced to 24-months for "Assault on a Federal Officer". The subject is being held pending prosecution.

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