(PatrioticPost.com)- Statistics reveal that countrywide CBP interactions increased by over 41% in the fiscal year 2022 compared to the fiscal year 2021.
Misael Estrada-Virgin, 37, is just one story among thousands about dangerous criminals crossing the southern U.S. border.
He was handed over to Mexican police on February 1 at El Paso’s Stanton Street Bridge border crossing after being apprehended in Vancouver, Washington, in December. He was also the subject of a Mexican court’s arrest warrant for fraud. Estrada-Virgin had previously been deported to Mexico because of unauthorized entry.
The Mexican was a fugitive and habitual border-crosser who entered the country more than six times and was deported each time to Mexico by Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) El Paso, the organization reported on Tuesday.
According to a press release, in 2004 and 2011, U.S. courts found Estrada-Virgin guilty of drug offenses and sentenced him to two years, 18 months, and 21 months in prison. In 2012, he was also credited for time served for breaking the law.
Although Mexico has seen massive migrant surges, President Joe Biden claimed in his Tuesday State of the Union Address that he is effectively curbing illegal immigration.
According to the press release, ERO El Paso Field Office Director Mary De Anda stated that “ICE will continue to collaborate closely with our international law enforcement partners to ensure that criminals who flee their countries of origin to escape responsibility for their actions are held accountable.” The message is quite clear: Criminals won’t find refuge in our neighborhoods.
A recently disclosed Biden administration plan states that 30,000 migrants from Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Haiti may enter the country legally for two years through parole with sponsorship. Additionally, migrants who would otherwise be subject to Title 42 expulsion may schedule an appointment through the CBP One app to enter the country.
There have been fewer ICE deportations during the Biden administration than under its predecessor. According to ICE statistics, ERO carried out over 267,000 removals in the fiscal year 2019, which decreased to 59,011 in the next year before increasing to 72,177 in the following year.