An illegal immigrant residing in Texas with “multiple child sex abuse convictions” was detained by local police during a morning traffic stop this week; raising serious questions over border safety and security throughout the region.
“Marvin Yovani Mejia Ramos, 50, had given a fake name but was arrested after the deputy who stopped him on 69 North ran an onsite fingerprint scan that revealed his identity, KHOU.com reported. A Mexican national, Ramos was turned over to the Department of Homeland Security after his arrest,” writes Fox News.
“Mejia Ramos is a very dangerous convicted criminal that is in our country illegally,” Precinct 4 Constable Kenneth Hayden said on social media.” Great job by our deputy that located him and is once again bringing him to justice.”
The arrest comes days before congressional leaders must reach a bipartisan budget agreement ahead of a mid-February deadline; with President Trump demanding both parties fully fund his proposed border wall.
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ABOLISH ICE? 160 Illegal Immigrants ARRESTED at a SINGLE FACTORY in Texas
At least 160 undocumented workers were detained by ICE agents during a massive sweep this week, with federal officers confirming the illegal immigrants were apprehended at a trailer factory in Texas.
According to ABC News, the “immigration bust” occurred at Load Trail, a trailer manufacturing company with previous violations for hiring undocumented migrants at its Texas facility approximately 100 miles east of Dallas.
“I know I just heard helicopters everywhere and I saw a whole lot of people running and so I turned to run and the first corner I hit I got guns drawn down on me,” said one eyewitness.
“I knew these were clearly illegals. This is not the way we are supposed to be hiring,” said Katrina Berger, the DHS specialist in charge of the sweep. “They told me to keep doing my job — that if they were visited by ICE again, they would simply pay the fine and go on.”
“We’re watching and we’re coming,” she added. “Businesses that knowingly hire illegal aliens create an unfair advantage over their competing businesses.”
Read the full story at ABC News.
BORDER CRACKDOWN: National Guard Deployment Led to Arrest of 10,000 Illegal Immigrants
The US National Guard has helped arrest more than 10,000 illegal immigrants along the United States’ southern border with Mexico since their deployment earlier this year, according to new statistics released by the Border Patrol Agency.
“The National Guard’s deployment to the southwest border in mid-April has led to 10,805 ‘deportable alien arrests’ of people who illegally entered the United States from Mexico, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman said Monday,” writes the Washington Examiner.
“Because guardsmen are military personnel and not law enforcement officers, they cannot apprehend illegal immigrants. But CBP officers and Border Patrol agents apprehended thousands of people that guardsmen helped point out,” adds the Examiner.
President Trump announced in April his decision to deploy the National Guard to the US-Mexico border until a “permanent border wall” could be erected to help crackdown on illegal entry into the United States.
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.