Arrests of convicted sex offenders at border undermine Pelosi’s claims

President Donald Trump has repeatedly warned of the dangerous criminals illegally crossing the southern border. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, along with other Democrats, has routinely dismissed such warnings as overblown fear-mongering.

Of course, common sense and a quick glance at border arrest statistics would say otherwise, and now another arrest at the border highlights just how wrong Pelosi is.

Convicted and deported for sex with a minor

A convicted sex offender who had been previously deported was caught and arrested after illegally re-entering the U.S., according to a Tuesday media release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

U.S. Border Patrol agents in California’s El Centro Sector apprehended the individual about 25 miles east of the Calexico Port of Entry after it was suspected that he had just entered the country illegally.

The detained man was transported to the El Centro station where he was identified as 37-year-old Salvador Toribio-Gonzalez, a Mexican national. Records checks indicated that he was previously deported in 2004 and was a convicted sex offender.

Toribio-Gonzalez had been convicted in 2002 of having sex with a minor in California and had been sentenced to 364 days in jail and 36 months of probation. After serving his jail sentence, Toribio-Gonzalez was deported back to Mexico in 2004.

He is currently being held in federal custody pending prosecution for illegal re-entry into the U.S.

Convicted of sexual assault

The media release further noted that Toribio-Gonzalez was the eighth illegal immigrant apprehended for illegal re-entry so far in the 2019 fiscal year who had either been convicted or was wanted for criminal sexual offenses.

One such individual was identified as a Honduran national Jose Geovani Flores, as per a separate media release on Feb. 6 from CBP. Flores was apprehended along with three other illegal immigrants by Ajo Border Patrol Station agents in Arizona.

While being processed at the Ajo Station, it was discovered via biometrics and records checks that Flores had been convicted in 2011 in Travis County, Texas, of sexual assault, and had been sentenced to two years of confinement. It is unclear if Flores was deported after serving that sentence.

The convicted sex offender will remain in federal custody pending felony prosecution for his illegal entry.

Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats are downplaying the dangers at the unsecured border for political purposes, but cases like those of Flores and Toribio-Gonzalez undermine the left’s ludicrous claims that Trump’s security concerns are of no merit. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

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