It has been an interesting first full week in the month of January when it comes to criminal aliens (illegal aliens) here in the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
This week we take a look at for your Pacific Northwest radio listeners a criminal illegal alien felon sex offender who was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection who has a past criminal history in the state of Oregon.
According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Public Affairs December 20, 2019 news release titled “Border Patrol Captures Two Convicted Sex Offenders” CBP Agents assigned to the El Centro Sector on Thursday, December 19, 2019 apprehend Hector Lucas-Aquino, age 40, for illegal entry into the United States.
Border Patrol Agents doing the processing of Hector Lucas-Aquino, during records checks, discovered Lucas-Aquino was a Mexican national who had been convicted of Sexual Abuse on December 26, 2006 in the state of Oregon.
The CBP news release indicated Hector Lucas-Aquino was sentenced for his crime to 75 months in prison.
Hector Lucas-Aquino was previously removed from the United States in March 26, 2019.
Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) immigration detainer records from November 1, 2007 indicate that Hector Lucas-Aquino aka Hector Aquino (SID: 12455928; DOB: 06/19/1979) was sentenced in Benton County, Oregon for the crime of Sex Abuse. During the time period Hector Lucas-Aquino was incarcerated in the DOC prison system he was an inmate at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) in Pendleton, Oregon.
Seeking additional information on the immigration status Hector Lucas-Aquino, I contacted via e-mail on Monday, January 6, 2020 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Public Affairs Officer Tanya J. Roman with the following questions:
Did ICE actually place an immigration detainer on Hector Lucas-Aquino during the time period he was incarcerated in the Benton County Jail in Corvallis, Oregon or at any other location he may have been held for prior criminal convictions?
How many times has ICE actually removed Hector Lucas-Aquino from the U.S.?
If Hector Lucas-Aquino was previously removed by ICE from the U.S., what were the dates and places Lucas-Aquino was removed from the country?
Has Hector Lucas-Aquino ever previously served time in a federal prison for an immigration crime or violation?
On Wednesday, January 8th, ICE Public Affairs Officer Roman sent via e-mail the following response to my preceding questions on Hector Lucas-Aquino:
“Convicted sex offender Hector Lucas-Aquino is a citizen of Mexico and a repeat immigration violator who illegally entered the United States on an unknown date and location. Lucas-Aquino has an extensive criminal history in the state of Oregon dating back to 1997 that includes multiple charges for sex crimes, forgery, several instances of driving under the influence of intoxicants, failure to appear and resisting arrest.
“On Jan. 29, 2019, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) encountered Lucas-Aquino at the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) and lodged an immigration detainer with the jail. On March 19, 2019, Lucas-Aquino was turned over to ICE, and on March 26, 2019, he was removed to Mexico.
According to a CBP press release published Dec. 20, 2019, Lucas-Aquino was apprehended in California trying to illegally re-enter the U.S. He is currently being held in federal custody pending further criminal prosecution.” – Tanya J. Roman, ICE Public Affairs Officer.
Mexican national criminal illegal alien felon sex offender Hector Lucas-Aquino is another example of the thousands of previously deported aliens that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents apprehend annually who try to illegally reenter the U.S.
ICE Statement: Hector Lucas-Aquino
Border Patrol Captures Two Convicted Sex Offenders
Release Date: December 20, 2019
CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested two previously deported sex offenders Thursday morning.
The first incident occurred at around 4:35 a.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station encountered a man suspected of illegally entering the United States approximately three miles east of the Calexico Downtown Port of Entry. Agents arrested the man and transported him to the El Centro Station for immigration and criminal history screening.
Agents conducted records checks, which revealed that the man was identified as Zeus Calderon, a 38-year-old Mexican national, who was convicted of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years of age out of Los Angeles. Calderon was sentenced to 3 years prison.
Calderon was removed from the United States in 2009 as an aggravated felon.
The second incident also occurred on around 6:30 a.m., when agents assigned to the Calexico Station encountered a man suspected of illegally entering the United States approximately 25 miles east of the Calexico Downtown Port of Entry. Agents arrested the man and transported him to the El Centro Station for immigration and criminal history screening.
Agents conducted records checks, which identified the man as Hector Lucas-Aquino, a 40-year-old Mexican national. Lucas’s record checks also revealed that he was convicted on December 16, 2006 of sexual abuse in Wilsonville, OR. Lucas received 75 months in prison for his crimes.
Lucas was also previously removed from the United States March 26, 2019.
Both Lucas and Calderon are being held in federal custody pending further criminal prosecution.
In fiscal year 2020, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested and removed 15 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual assault charges after they entered the United States illegally.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.