U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Criminal Alien Report for Fiscal Year 2019

Article author: 
David Olen Cross
Article date: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is an important element of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) who along with other elements of DHS collectively work together in attempting to keep our nations citizens and residents safe from foreign national threats to public safety.

A critical responsibility of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is preventing foreign nationals (criminal aliens) who have been convicted of domestic or foreign crimes and deported from the country from illegally entering or reentering the United States of America.

The U.S. Border Patrol Criminal Alien Statistics webpage is an excellent source for information that indicates the number of criminal aliens CBP caught, interdicted or prevented from entering the country. Moreover, the Criminal Alien Statistics webpage reveals the types of prior criminal convictions that prohibited them by federal law from being legally present in the country.

For Fiscal Year 2019 U.S. Customs and Border Protection has taken into custody and arrested 4,269 criminal aliens (Note: CBP’s Fiscal Year runs from October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019).

Listed below are the total criminal convictions of the 4,269 criminal aliens by types and numbers of crimes; the most recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection criminal alien numbers available were posted on the CBP webpage on October 29, 2019 (Note: The preceding CBP number of criminal aliens doesn’t match the actual number of illegal alien criminals because some aliens had more than one criminal conviction.).

Types of Criminal Convictions                                Number Criminal Convictions

- Assault, battery, domestic violence                                                     299;

- Burglary, robbery, larceny, theft, fraud                                               184;

- Driving under the influence                                                                 614;

- Homicide, manslaughter                                                                          2;

- Illegal drug possession, trafficking                                                      449;

- Illegal entry, re-entry                                                                        2,663;

- Illegal weapons possession, transport, trafficking                                 66;

- Sexual offenses                                                                                      58;

- Other offenses                                                                                     814.

Total Number of Criminal Convictions:                                         5,149

Explaining the preceding numbers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection took into custody and arrested in Fiscal Year 2019 a total of 4,269 criminal aliens having 5,149 previous criminal convictions.

To help politicians, electronic / hardcopy media outlets or interested persons put a real world face on some of the 4,269 criminal aliens that have been arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for illegally entering or reentering the country during Fiscal Year 2019 the CBP Newsroom webpage is a starting point to search for local or national media releases.

On the CBP Newsroom webpage, Click on the upper left side of the CBP Newsroom webpage on News Releases and opened the Media Releases webpage.

Near the top of the CBP Media Releases webpage set the date search criteria to indicate Fiscal Year 2019 time period (October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019); set the Media Releases box to read Local Media Releases; to search, type in the Keywords box “Oregon” or the name of state or location of interest; Click the Apply button and multiple stories that fit the parameters of the search will appear in the form of individual press releases.

Here are excerpts and hyperlinks to seven U.S. Customs and Border Protection press releases on criminal aliens apprehended by CBP for illegal reentry into the country with a past criminal connections to the state of Oregon:

1.) “Border Patrol Arrests Man Wanted for Rape, Murder

Release Date: September 12, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican national with multiple warrants in both Mexico and Oregon for homicide and rape, respectively.

Tucson Sector agents apprehended three men after they illegally crossed the border into the United States through a mountainous area outside Nogales. Records checks revealed one of the men, Juan Francisco Espinosa-Burgos, to be wanted for rape in Oregon City, Oregon. He is also wanted in Mexico for homicide. . . Read More>

2.) “Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender, MS-13 Gang Member

Release Date: September 12, 2019

EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in Eagle Pass arrested a convicted sex offender and a confirmed MS-13 gang member this week. . .

Agents apprehended Jesus Contreras-Covarrubias, 55, a citizen of Mexico, after he entered the United States illegally. During processing, records checks revealed that he was convicted in 1992 of felony sexual abuse, in Polk County, Oregon. . .” Read More>

3.) “Illegal Alien with Active Warrant Arrested Smuggling Over 820 Pounds of Marijuana

Release Date: August 26, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized over 820 pounds of marijuana and arrested 11 illegal aliens in a remote, mountainous canyon southeast of Arivaca Wednesday afternoon. . .

Records checks revealed that a 25-year-old Guatemalan in the group, Mario Felipe-Perez, has an active warrant in Marion County, Oregon, for burglary, domestic violence assault, and contempt of court. The warrant issuing agency was notified Perez was in federal custody, and he is awaiting extradition to Marion County. . . Read More>

4.) “Two Convicted Sex Offenders Arrested by Border Patrol

Release Date: June 3, 2019

CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested two previously deported sex offenders on Saturday.

The first incident occurred at around 12:30 a.m., when agents assigned to the El Centro Station observed a man suspected of illegally entering the U.S. approximately three miles west of the Calexico West Port of Entry. Agents responded to the area, and arrested the man. Agents transported the man to the El Centro station for immigration and criminal history screening.

Border Patrol agents conducted records checks, which revealed that the man, later identified as Pascual Nava-Gutierrez, a 32-year-old Mexican national, had a conviction for Rape Third Degree Felony and Assault 4th Degree on March 20, 2012 in Marion County, Ore. Nava received 60-months of probation and was required to register as a sex offender.

Nava was also convicted of 8 USC 1326 Reentry of Removed Alien on May 23, 2018 and sentenced to six months in prison. . . Read More>

5.) “USBP Agents Arrest Previously Removed Rapist

Release Date: March 1, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol Agents apprehended a previously deported Mexican national with a violent criminal history after he entered the U.S. illegally Thursday morning east of Nogales.

During processing, agents conducting a records check on 38-year-old Juan Maldonado-Martinez discovered his Oregon convictions for rape in the third degree in 2003 and forgery in the first degree in 2004. . .” Read More>

6.) “Border Patrol Arrests Sureño Gang Member

Release Date: January 30, 2019

CALEXICO, Calif. – Border Patrol agents assigned to El Centro Sector arrested a gang member Wednesday afternoon, 42 miles west of the Calexico Port of Entry, suspected of illegally entering the United States.

At around 5:30 p.m., Border Patrol agents patrolling west of the Calexico Port of Entry arrested Hugo Evangelista-Ibanes on suspicion of illegal entry into the United States and transported him to a Border Patrol facility for further processing.

Agents confirmed his identity and discovered he was a 36-year-old Mexican national that had been removed from the United States on two previous occasions. Agents also discovered that he had an extensive criminal history and served a 60-month sentence in Oregon for unlawful use of a weapon in 2011. Evangelista admitted that he is a member of the Sureño street gang. . .” Read More>

7.) “Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Two Sex Offenders

Release Date: October 2, 2018

Both Subjects Previously Deported

DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station and the Uvalde Station arrested two convicted sex offenders in separate incidents last week. . .

On Sept. 27, Eagle Pass agents arrested Mexican national Leonicio Montano-Gomez, 47, after he illegally entered the United States. Records checks revealed he has an extensive criminal history including a conviction for second-degree rape in Multnomah County, Oregon, in 1993 where he was sentenced to 24 months incarceration. . .” Read More>

Following the preceding how to instructions, politicians, electronic / hardcopy media outlets or interested persons, if they aren’t already doing so, can put a face on some of the 4,269 criminal aliens, possibly with a connection to their state or location, with past criminal convictions who were arrested and detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Fiscal Year 2019 for illegal entry or reentry into the United State of America.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to federal, state, county and city elected and non elected governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the United States of America. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His current and past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.