Fort Bend County sheriff’s investigators nabbed six suspected burglars this week who were in the country illegally.

Good job, detectives!

They’d been watching the alleged thieves for six months — getting the evidence they needed to make iron-clad collars, Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls announced Monday.

Fort Bend County deputies joined their colleagues in Houston, Pearland, Sugar Land and Friendswood in building a case against the suspected break-in artists, all of whom were from Honduras.

When all was said and done, the supposed thieves were suspected of breaking into more than 100 apartment homes — 70 of them in Fort Bend County.

Nehls was rightly outraged when he found out that some of the suspected burglars were in the country illegally.

Equally frustrating, he said, was the fact that some of the Hondurans had been deported three times before.

Nehls demanded Congress act to close our porous southern border to prevent such crimes from happening again.

We agree with him and feel his frustration.

No doubt tens of thousands of tax dollars went into all those hours of investigating the burglaries and tracking the suspected burglars — only to have them deported so they can cross over the border again illegally and commit crimes in the future.

Those tax dollars could be better used for teacher pay raises or raises for peace officers.

Grrrrr! The revolving door of crime by illegals is enough to make decent folk shake a fist at those members of Congress who put their political party ahead of the needs of the country.

We commend Nehls and his team or arresting the villains and stopping them from committing more break-ins. And we also have some choice words for those partisan members of Congress who allow this to happen.

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