Nic White, Daily Mail, June 27, 2018
Hundreds of gang members and more than 5,000 convicted criminals were arrested trying to sneak back into the U.S. in just eight months.
They included 505 confirmed members of violent groups MS-13, 18th Street gang, and the Mexican Mafia hoping to rejoin their organizations.
Last week six violent criminals were detained for deportation after crossing the border, including a convicted murder and pedophile.
Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican national near El Centro, California who was convicted of child molestation on June 22.
On the same day a suspected MS-13 gang member was picked up near McAllen, Texas.
On the other side of the country, a Peruvian national and a Mexican national were apprehended on June 23 near Averill, Vermont on Saturday.
Record checks revealed both were previously deported and the Mexican admitted to being a member of the 18th Street gang.
The next day a Mexican man who served 32 years in jail for murder was apprehended near San Ysidro, California.
Two more confessed gang members from El Salvador were arrested on the same day, and MS-13 member near Three Points, Arizona, and a 18th street member near Rio Grande City, Texas.