mexico-fence-reutersU.S. Immigrations and Custom Enforcement (ICE) has deported more than 860 sex offenders from the State of Texas this year, according to an official press release from the agency. More than 7,000 sex offenders have been deported from Texas alone in the past three years. The release reveals 27% of the deported 860+ alien sex offenders from the past three months committed sex offenses against children.
Though some may take the frightening numbers of sex offenders who have crossed into the U.S. and been deported as an indication of a job well done by ICE, a recent investigative Breitbart News report indicates a more concerning possibility—the sex offenders illegally entering the U.S. through the porous U.S./Mexico border are possibly being deported and coming right back to offend again. In a December 4, 2013 article titled “Illegal Alien Sex Offender to be Sent Home after Latest Illegal Entry,” Breitbart News outlined the story of an illegal immigrant who entered the U.S., was deported, immediately re-entered and was arrested and served 18 months for illegal re-entry. He was then deported again after his sentence, immediately re-entered and sexually assaulted a woman in Houston, Texas, served time in prison for that crime, and then was deported again. He then immediately re-entered illegally and was caught crossing the border. Instead of going to prison again for re-entry after deportation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) was set to simply deport him without consequence. MORE