Alex Nitzberg |Posted: Jul 31, 2019 5:50 PM

The apprehension of previously deported criminals convicted of sexual molestation clearly evidences the urgent need to secure the nation’s southern border.

A previously deported Mexican male who had been “convicted on three counts of Sexual Abuse of a Child” was recently arrested after returning to the United States. Border Patrol agents apprehended the illegal alien last Saturday and then discovered his heinous criminal record.

Border Patrol agents conducted records checks, which revealed that the man, later identified as Gregorio Neri-Basilio, a 36-year-old Mexican national, was convicted on three counts of Sexual Abuse of a Child on July 13, 2004 out of Utah County, Utah. He was sentenced to 12 months in prison for his crimes. Additionally, Neri was removed from the United States by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Feb. 24, 2005 as an aggravated felon.

Neri is being held in federal custody pending further criminal prosecution.

#BorderPatrol agents arrested a previously removed aggravated sex offender on Saturday. Records checks revealed the 36-year-old Mexican national was convicted of three counts of sexual abuse of a child in 2004. More via @CBPElCentro:

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On the very same day as Neri’s arrest another previously deported criminal alien was arrested. Authorities in the Tucson Sector apprehended a Guatemalan man who already had a rap sheet in the Sunshine State. He was part of a “group of 16 men, women, and children” according to CBP:

Agents conducting criminal database checks learned that Pedro Nolasco-Garcia, a 52-year-old Guatemalan national traveling with the women and children, was convicted of Lewd or Lascivious Conduct and Failure to register as a Sex Offender on July 31, 2015, in Jacksonville, Florida.

Nolasco, a felon reentering the country after prior deportation, will face federal prosecution for immigration violations.

And in yet another alarming report revealing that the nation needs to get its border under control, a CBP press release states that just yesterday morning agents apprehended 225 people in New Mexico. Some of them were unaccompanied alien minors: “U.S. Border Patrol agents working near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry apprehend 225 illegal aliens in the early morning hours of July 30. The group is comprised primarily of Central American families and unaccompanied juveniles.”