Miami sector border agents arrest Mexican national who illegally entered the country for his 11th time.

MIAMI, FL – On Monday, August 21st, Miami Sector Chief Patrol Agent Walter Slosar tweeted that Border Patrol agents had arrested a Mexican national, who entered the country illegally, for the 11th time.

According to reports, the man, who has an extensive criminal record, was recently convicted and sentenced to prison for 10 years for illegal reentry into the United States.

Adam Hoffner, spokesperson for Border Patrol’s Miami sector said that authorities arrested the illegal immigrant, who was previously convicted of trespassing, fraud and resisting arrest, in Tampa, Florida. In a statement about the arrest, Slosar said, “Great work by our agents and local partners.”

In fiscal year 2022, illegal migrant encounters at the southern border topped a record 2.2 million. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removed a mere 72,000 illegal immigrants, compared to a staggering 185,000 removals in fiscal year 2020 when the encounters were much lower.

The Biden administration has reportedly limited ICE arrests and deportations to illegal immigrants who are “deemed to be risks to national security, border security and public safety.”

According to an ICE spokesperson, “Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) is focused on smart, effective immigration enforcement that protects the homeland through the arrest and removal of those who undermine the safety of our communities and the integrity of our immigration laws.”

That spokesperson added, “Entering the United States without authorization is a violation of federal law, and those who do so may be subject to administrative arrest, and in some cases, criminal prosecution.”

Back in March, 2023, Fox News reported that ICE arrested 220 illegal immigrants with criminal backgrounds, including convictions of rape and murder.

ICE said its ERO unit apprehended 220 “removable citizens” with convictions including domestic violence, sexual abuse, burglary, gun crimes, drug trafficking and driving under the influence. These arrests took place between March 4th and March 13th.

Of those arrested included a 64-year-old Mexican national who was convicted just a year prior of sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 13, a 37-year-old Mexican with a conviction for attempted murder, and a 65-year-old Mexican with convictions for second-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Other illegal immigrants arrested included a 20-year-old Cuban with a conviction in 2022 for second-degree murder, a 33-year-old Nicaraguan with a conviction of armed burglary, a 50-year-old El Salvadoran convicted of sexual abuse and sexual contact with a child under the age of 11, and a 44-year-old Mexican convicted of sex crimes with a child under 11-years-old.

At the time of the ERO operation, ERO Executive Associate Directory Corey Price, said in a statement, “Our teams weigh various factors during targeting and apprehension to ensure we are enforcing U.S. immigration laws humanely, effectively and with the utmost professionalism.”

Although Border Patrol agents are doing their best to arrest illegal immigrants, their ability to do their job has been negatively impacted under the Biden administration, according to reports and analysis.

A budget overview by the Department of Homeland Security also shows that ICE’s deportations of criminal illegal immigrants has been reduced since Biden took office.

For comparison, in fiscal year 2020, while still under the Trump administration, ICE aimed to deport 151,000 convicted criminal illegal immigrants and ended up deporting just over 100,000.

In fiscal year 2021, after Biden took office, the target was 97,449 and just 39,149 were removed. By 2022, the first full fiscal year of the Biden administration, the target had dropped to 91,500 and barely 38,000 were deported.

And, for fiscal years 2023 and 2024, the agency lowered those targets to a mere 29,393 per year.
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