DOUGLAS, Ariz. — Border Patrol Agents apprehended a 50-year-old Mexican man after he illegally entered the United States west of Douglas, Arizona on Wednesday, Jan. 23. According to Tucson Sector Press Release, a The man has an active warrant from Chicago stemming from an aggravated sexual assault charge involving a child.
“The humanitarian aspect of our job has recently been a focal point, but we can’t lose sight of the border security mission illustrated by this particular apprehension,” said Active Chief Patrol Agent Jeffery D. Self. “We continue to arrest criminal aliens and those who wish to evade arrest and do us harm.”
He will be extradited to Cook County to face charges and after state charges are completed, he will be processed for immigration removal.
Amid mass migration challenges, U.S. Customs and Border Protections Agency said they will continue to "interdict violent criminals and illicit narcotics attempting entry into the country."
They also note that these individuals evading apprehension often have violent histories or arrest warrants. Apprehended persons all undergo criminal history checks with biometric facial recognition technology.