“Release Date: February 15, 2019
LAKE CHARLES, La. –New Orleans Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously removed child sex offender early Friday morning in Lake Charles, La., after he was discovered illegally in the United States.
Lake Charles Border Patrol Station agents responded to a call for assistance from the Calcasieu Parish, La., Sheriff’s Office on a traffic stop on Interstate 10 near Sulphur Springs, La. Upon arrival, agents determined that one of the three passengers, Heber Obed Hernandez-Martinez was a convicted sex offender and aggravated felon who had been convicted in 2009 of a First Degree Sexual Offense involving a child and served 84 months in confinement. He was subsequently removed from the United States in August 2016.
“This significant arrest of an illegal alien felon convicted of a serious sexual offense involving a child highlights the fact that bad people and bad things do come across our border as part of the migrant caravan. Although not all members of the caravan are aggravated felons, the Border Patrol understands that some will exploit the caravan to do harm to the United States and its citizens,” said New Orleans Sector Chief Patrol Agent Greg Bovino. “Border Security is National Security and doesn’t just occur at the physical border. If the Border Patrol and local partners like Calcasieu Parish didn’t have a robust enforcement posture in place, Hernandez may have had the opportunity to assault another child.”
Hernandez will remain in federal custody to face possible felony immigration charges in Louisiana since he was found in the country after removal without being lawfully admitted. Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of criminal activity charges without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Individuals can report suspicious activity to Border Patrol by calling (504)-376-2800. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.”
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We Build the Wall Builds First Half-Mile Section of Border Wall in New Mexico – in Four Days
TENNESSEE STAR: The group We Build the Wall announced Monday it has completed construction of a large section of wall spanning between a half-mile and a mile along an open area of the Southern border previously believed to be unbuildable.
According to a story by The Washington Times, the wall section is along the southern border in New Mexico, and the organization says that is a first in the history of the border.
The wall is made of 18-foot steel bollard like what the Border Patrol uses, the Times said.
Just late last week, a federal judge ordered a halt to part of President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration and shifting of money within the Pentagon to make up for Congress’s refusal to fund the wall, the Timessaid.
The new section closes a gap that was between the end of the El Paso, Texas border wall and Mount Cristo Rey, across from the City of Juarez, The Gateway Pundit said.
“The gap is a half mile wide corridor and it’s literally a parking lot on the Mexican side and then you walk five steps and you are in the parking lot on the American side. There’s no barbed wire. There’s not ANY barrier. You just walk from one parking lot to the other.”
In the past, groups over a hundred in size on a typical evening would often come through this particular corridor. And while the border patrol is dealing with all the people down at the bottom of the gap in the flat area the cartels would be sending drugs up on the side of the mountain with no border control interference at all.
The new section of wall is on private property where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers previously said it would not be possible to build – a belief Kolfage and his team took as a challenge along with builder Tommy Fisher, owner of Fisher Sand and Gravel (pictured with Kris Kobach, left).
Kolfage said his group will sell the wall to the federal government for $1. His cost was between $6 million to $8 million.
Kolfage also tweeted video of the wall’s construction: “The people’s wall is unveiled! The first segment is nearly complete!! DONATE NOW to help fund more walls! http://www.gofundme.com/thetrumpwall ”.
The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has talked about the construction of a new wall at the border, Breitbart said last week, adding that 38 miles as of March 21 have been built.
In a statement provided to Breitbart News two months ago, a CBP spokesperson said the 38 miles of newly constructed wall system “provides new capability by replacing ineffective or dilapidated infrastructure, such as Normandy-style barriers designed only to stop vehicles, not people on foot.”
The majority of the border has remained open as the Department of Homeland Security replaces existing fencing rather than expanding barriers.
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