U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Criminal Alien Report for Fiscal Year 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Criminal Alien Report for Fiscal Year 2020

October 14, 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 2,438 criminal aliens (Note: CBP’s Fiscal Year runs from October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020).

Listed below are the total criminal convictions of the 2,438 criminal aliens by types and numbers of crimes; the most recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection criminal alien numbers available were posted on the CBP webpage on October 14, 2020 (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                                                     208;

– Burglary, robbery, larceny, theft, fraud                                               143;

– Driving under the influence                                                                 364;

– Homicide, manslaughter                                                                          3;

– Illegal drug possession, trafficking                                                      386;

– Illegal entry, re-entry                                                                        1,261;

– Illegal weapons possession, transport, trafficking                                 49;

– Sexual offenses                                                                                    156;

– Other offenses                                                                                     580.

Total Number of Criminal Convictions:                                         3,150

Explaining the preceding numbers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection took into custody and arrested in Fiscal Year 2020 a total of 2,438 criminal aliens having 3,150 previous criminal convictions.

To help politicians, electronic / hardcopy media outlets or interested persons put a real world face on some of the 2,438 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.

On the CBP Newsroom webpage, Click on the upper left side of the CBP Newsroom webpage on News Releases and opened the Media Releases webpage.

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, 20); set the Media Releases box to read Local Media Releases; to search, type in the Keywords box “Oregon” or the name of state or location 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 five U.S. Customs and Border Protection press releases on criminal aliens apprehended by CBP for illegal reentry into the country with past criminal connections to the state of Oregon:

1.) Border Patrol Agents Arrest 10 Illegal Aliens Involved in Identity Theft

Thursday, August 20, 2020 | Local Media Release

SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Highway 86 Checkpoint arrested 10 illegal aliens fraudulently using social… Read More >

2.) Border Patrol Apprehends Sex Offender

Monday, June 29, 2020 | Local Media Release

OCOTILLO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a man Sunday night previously convicted of a sexual offense…. Read More >

3.) Border Patrol Arrests Sex Offender

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | Local Media Release

CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a man convicted of a sexual offense on Monday.

The… Read More >

4.) Border Patrol Arrests 2 Convicted Sex Offenders

Thursday, December 12, 2019 | Local Media Release

TUCSON, Ariz.-Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two convicted sex offenders in Southern Arizona this week.

On December 10, at… Read More >

5.) Border Patrol Arrests Convicted Sex Offender

Monday, December 9, 2019 | Local Media Release

CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously deported sex offender Saturday morning.

The… Read More >

Following the preceding how to instructions, politicians, electronic / hardcopy media outlets or interested persons, if they aren’t already doing so, can put a face on some of the 2,438 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 docfnc@yahoo.com. His current and past crime reports can be found at https://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

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