Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced this week that it had arrested a Mexican illegal immigrant who was convicted of sexual assault of a child, but was put on parole and later escaped monitoring.
The unnamed Mexican national was convicted in Cook County, Illinois, in 2019 and sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
But in April, he was paroled on electronic monitoring. The terms of his parole meant that he had to register as a sex offender, live in a halfway house and be monitored by state parole officers.
Less than two months later, he cut the electronic monitor off on May 30 and absconded.
June 2, 2022: ICE agents conduct an enforcement operation in the U.S. interior. ((Immigration and Customs Enforcement))
However, the Mexican national will not yet be deported. He was instead returned to the Illinois DOC, where he will be expected to complete his sentence. ICE said it has issued an immigration detainer for him, which is a request that he be transferred into ICE’s custody when he completes his sentence, so he can be removed from the U.S.
The case highlights the dangers of some of those who come across the border illegally.
This week, Fox News reported how Texas law enforcement recently arrested an illegal immigrant from Honduras who is both an MS-13 gang member and on an international criminal organization watchlist.
Separately, troopers stopped a Mexican illegal immigrant with a handgun and cocaine in his vehicle. He was also smuggling 12 illegal immigrants into the U.S., including two children.