Between July 23 and July 30, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in Arizona announced that they had arrested five previously-convicted sex offenders, all attempting to reenter the United States illegally.

Of those arrests, four of the attempted border-crossers had previously been convicted of sex crimes involving children.

U.S. Border Patrol, Tucson sector, chronicled the apprehensions on its Facebook page, labeling them as “significant arrests.”

Star News Education Foundation Journalism ProjectThe first was the July 23 arrest of Mexican national Neri Carrasco-Gonzalez, who according to CBP had been previously convicted of sexual abuse of children in the third degree in Pennsylvania.

On July 27, the group announced the arrest of Fernando Diaz-Ramirez, who they say was convicted for endangering – sexual conduct with a child in New Jersey.

The next day, Border Patrol said it arrested Mexican national Fausto Carrera-Pascual, who was previously convicted of indecent liberties with a child in North Carolina.

The day after that, the law enforcement group arrested Edenilson Ariel Hernandez-Linares, a Salvadoran national who is a registered sex offender in Connecticut.

Ending the busy week, Border Patrol arrested Guatemalan national Luis Jocop-Can, who previously pleaded guilty to, and was convicted of, raping a child in New York.

In July, Border Patrol reportedly encountered more than 180,000 illegal aliens crossing into the United States from the south. More than one million illegal aliens have already crossed the border in 2021, as the United States is on pace to smash previous records for illegal alien crossings.

As COVID-19 cases are once again on the rise in the United States, prompting panic among health officials, Chris Cabrera, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, sounded the alarm about the Biden Administration releasing unvaccinated illegal aliens into the United States “day in, day out.”

“Not everyone we encounter we test, only those that exhibit some type of symptoms and not everybody has symptoms that has it,” he told Fox News. “And we’re releasing people out of the door day in and day out with actual positive tests for COVID and more keep popping up.”

Meanwhile, the Biden Administration is proposing that illegal aliens receive legal counsel in the United States, paid for by American taxpayers.

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Pete D’Abrosca is a contributor at The Arizona Sun Times and The Star News Network. Follow Pete on Twitter. Email tips to dabroscareports@gmail.com.