With the surge of migrants this year, the border patrol is having difficulties keeping up with the amount of migrants. An anonymous source told Breitbart Texas that more than 4,500 criminal aliens with criminal records have been apprehended since October 1, 2020.

The Border Patrol does not use the term criminal alien to refer to migrants with standalone immigration violations. Instead, the term is reserved for those convictions for state and federal crimes like murder, rape, sexual assault, burglary, robbery, narcotics, and others.

On March 19, 2021, Border Patrol agents arrested eight migrants near Mission, Texas. Agents uncovered that one Honduran in the group had a prior arrest by the Suffolk County Police Department in New York in 2007.

The Honduran was charged with rape, forcible compulsion and sexual conduct against a minor. He was sentenced to nine years in prison.

Earlier in the week, Border Patrol agents working near Falfurrias, Texas, arrested a Mexican national with a prior arrest in 2015 for rape. He was convicted and sentenced to 20 years incarcerated, of which he served only five.

CBP reports indicate that 2021 is on pace to double the number of sex offenders apprehended, relative to last year  in southern California. 

Although only a small percentage of the migrants illegally entering the country have criminal backgrounds, the anonymous source is concerned that many more are eluding apprehension. 

The total number of migrants avoiding apprehension by Border Patrol was more than 130,000 during the last six months