The U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports a stunning 3,166% increase in sex offenders crossing into the U.S. illegally via Mexico. This comes months after the Biden administration canceled Operation Talon, which deported illegal immigrants convicted of sex crimes.
“Since the start of Fiscal Year 2021, Oct. 1, Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested 95 convicted sex offenders, a 3,166 percent increase over the same timeframe last fiscal year,” CBP wrote in a report.
Canceling Operation Talon, which was launched during the final weeks of the Trump administration, has ignited outrage from law enforcement and elected officials around the country, according to Judicial Watch.
Between October 2014 and May 2018, ICE arrested nearly 20,000 illegal immigrants previously convicted of sex-related offenses. These crimes included child molestation, rape, sexual assault, and human trafficking, according to data collected by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). So canceling the program would appear to be devastating by any person of reason. Yet that seems to be in short supply with Biden’s border policies.
The attorneys general of 18 states blasted the administration for killing Operation Talon. In a signed letter to the president, they warned of dire consequences.
“The cancellation of this program effectively broadcasts to the world that the United States is now a sanctuary jurisdiction for sexual predators,” the attorneys general wrote. “This message creates a perverse incentive for foreign sexual predators to seek to enter the United States illegally and assault more victims, both in the process of unlawful migration and after they arrive. It will also broadcast the message to other criminal aliens who have committed other offenses that any kind of robust enforcement against them is unlikely.”
The AGs letter asks a direct question which underscores the malevolence that is occurring. “If the United States will not remove even convicted sex offenders, whom will it remove?”
The signatories include the attorney general of Missouri, Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, South Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.
Read the letter here.