EDINBURG, Texas (ValleyCentral) — On Friday, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a registered sex offender and 11 gang members illegally present in the U.S. According to the agency’s news release, Fort Brown Border Patrol Station agents arrested Edin Jeovanny Rodriguez, a Honduran national. Rodriguez was convicted in 2018, in Virginia, for carnal […]
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged 11 alleged members and associates of the MS-13 street gang with sex trafficking and other charges after they say a 13-year-old runaway was repeatedly beaten with a baseball bat and forced into prostitution in northern Virginia. Charges were unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria. An FBI affidavit says the 13-year-old girl ran away from a group home in Fairfax in August 2018 with a 16-year-old friend who was connected to MS-13.
EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — U.S. Border Patrol agents encountered a member of the MS-13 gang on Monday at a highway checkpoint in South Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Tuesday. Agents staffing the Border Patrol checkpoint in Falfurrias said they arrested a Salvadoran man during a failed human smuggling attempt. A check […]
While there is scant evidence that immigrants perpetuate crime — and studies suggesting they are less likely to commit crime — Trump relentlessly sought to establish a link. He launched his 2016 presidential campaign by portraying Mexicans in the country illegally as violent criminals and frequently highlighted the MS-13 gang, which was started by Salvadoran immigrants.