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Arrest Up Over 1,000% Of Criminal Migrants In Laredo, Texas

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Border Patrol agents in charge of the Laredo, Texas, region on Thursday reported that arrests of criminal migrants have jumped nearly 1,200% in the last year.

Since the start of the fiscal year, a total of 760 criminal migrants have been brought into custody, compared to 60 who were arrested over the same time period last year.

“These arrests continue to highlight the dangers that illegal immigration poses to our country,” the Border Patrol said in a statement. “Dangerous criminals such as these endanger our communities by showing a lack of regard for our country’s laws. The agents of the Laredo Sector are committed to their duties of protecting the American people, safeguarding our borders, and enhancing the Nation’s economic prosperity.”

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The revelation was included in a press release that announced the Tuesday arrest of a gang member who was residing in a stash house in South Laredo. Fidel Alexis Lopez-Mendoza, 20, a Mexican national and a member of the Sureno Gang, had previously faced charges of robbery, battery, interference with emergency communication, and theft of property.

The U. S. Marshals Service has taken custody of Lopez-Mendoza.

Border authorities in Del Rio, Texas, on May 26 announced their sector had experienced… (Read more)

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