U.S. Customs and Border Protection Arrests Chinese Nationals Illegally Entering or Reentering the Country
April 3, 2020
By David Olen Cross
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 2020 U.S. Customs and Border Protection has taken into custody and arrested 1,294 criminal aliens (Note: CBP’s Fiscal Year runs from October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020).
Listed below are the total criminal convictions of the 1,294 criminal aliens by types and numbers of crimes; the most recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection criminal alien numbers available are posted on the CBP webpage (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 81;
– Burglary, robbery, larceny, theft, fraud 62;
– Driving under the influence 215;
– Homicide, manslaughter 0;
– Illegal drug possession, trafficking 153;
– Illegal entry, re-entry 745;
– Illegal weapons possession, transport, trafficking 14;
– Sexual offenses 23;
– Other offenses 262;
Total Number of Criminal Convictions: 1,555.
Explaining the preceding numbers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection took into custody and arrested in Fiscal Year 2020 so far a total of 1,294 criminal aliens having 1,555 previous criminal convictions.
To help politicians, electronic / hardcopy media outlets or interested persons identify some of the 1,294 criminal aliens that have been arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for illegally entering or reentering the country during Fiscal Year 2020 the CBP Newsroom webpage is a starting point to search for local or national media releases.
Near the top of the CBP Media Releases webpage set the date search criteria to indicate Fiscal Year 2020 time period (October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020); leave or set the Media Releases box to read Any Media Releases; to search, type in the Keywords box “China” or the name of a country 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 eight U.S. Customs and Border Protection press releases on Chinese nationals apprehended by CBP agents for illegal entry or reentry into the country:
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Media Releases from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.
1.) “Del Rio Sector Agents Continue to Arrest Multiple Nationalities
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in Del Rio Sector continue to arrest people from numerous countries across the globe.“Del Rio Sector continues to arrest individuals from around the world,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L…. Jan. 26, agents assigned to the Del Rio Station arrested a Chinese national north of Del Rio. The 36-year-old male tried to run from a vehicle that failed to yield from Border Patrol agents. … Since October of this year … Del Rio Sector has also arrested about 30 people from the Peoples Republic of China. Throughout all of fiscal year 2019, Del Rio Sector only arrested six people from China.”
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2.) “Del Rio Sector Agents Arrested 11 Smugglers This Weekend
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents foiled 10 smuggling attempts over the weekend, arresting 11 smugglers and 33 illegal aliens.“Our agents and law enforcement partners stay vigilant day and night, working hard to identify smuggling attempts… Additionally, Del Rio Sector agents arrested … illegal aliens, from … China.”
3.) “Border Patrol Intercepts a Large Human Smuggling Attempt at I-35 Checkpoint
Friday, January 24, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, TEXAS – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Border Patrol Station intercepted a large human smuggling attempt at the Interstate 35 (I-35) checkpoint located north of Laredo. The incident occurred late in the evening hours of… Agents opened the abandoned trailer and discovered … individuals, all illegally present in the United States from … China.”
4.) “Border Patrol Stops Dangerous Human Smuggling Attempt
Friday, January 17, 2020 | Local Media Release
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector stop a dangerous human smuggling attempt near the American Canal Wednesday afternoon.The incident occurred at approximately 5:29 p.m., when Border Patrol agents operating… Agents questioned all individuals regarding their citizenship and determined that … 10 were citizens of China illegally present in the United States.”
5.) “U.S. Border Patrol Agents Thwart Alien Smuggling Attempt
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | Local Media Release
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Laredo South Station apprehended a large group of individuals that entered the country illegally in Laredo, Texas.Late in the evening of January 14, agents were alerted to suspicious activity… Immigration record checks revealed the individuals were illegally present in the United States and from … China.”
6.) “Del Rio Sector Apprehends Illegal Aliens From Over 30 Different Countries in Fiscal Year 2020 to Date
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – The United States Border Patrol Del Rio Sector reported a record number of apprehensions of illegal aliens from differently country nationalities compared to last year.“The apprehension of migrants from countries such as Brazil,… China … “…have increased significantly this fiscal year,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz.”
7.) “Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Seven Chinese Nationals
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Local Media Release
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Comstock Station arrested seven illegal aliens from China, Nov. 10.“Agents in Del Rio Sector continue to arrest individuals from countries across the world,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol… After a short foot chase, agents apprehended seven Chinese nationals… The group of Chinese nationals consisted of six adult males and one adult female…”
8.) “Diversity of Illegal Aliens Highlighted In Recent Smuggling Attempts
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Local Media Release
Last week’s foiled smuggling attempts in New Mexico yield Chinese, Cubans, Ecuadoreans, and Salvadorans LAS CRUCES, NM – Several U.S. Border Patrol incidents in New Mexico last week reveal the diversity of people from all over the world who are… Later Wednesday evening, Border Patrol Agents from Santa Teresa Station responded to a call about several people climbing over the international fence in Sunland Park, New Mexico. The responding agents used tried-and-true tracking techniques to locate and apprehend five people hiding in the brush. All five readily admitted to being citizens of the People’s Republic of China.”
Following the preceding how to instructions, politicians, electronic / hardcopy media outlets or interested persons, if they aren’t already doing so, can identify the country of origin on some of the 1,294 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 2020 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 email@example.com. His current and past crime reports can be found at https://docfnc.wordpress.com/.