‘These ongoing daily operations also help maintain the integrity of our immigration laws…’
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the South and Midwest arrested 181 criminal illegal aliens during recent operations.
A 10-day immigration enforcement operation in North Texas and Oklahoma that ended Friday resulted in the arrest of 98 illegal aliens, 67 of whom have criminal histories and five of whom belong to gangs.
And a four-day enforcement operation in Wisconsin that ended Monday led to the arrest of 83 criminal aliens, 44 of whom had prior criminal convictions, ICE reported.
“By removing criminal aliens from the streets during this North Texas and Oklahoma operation, our ICE officers provide a valuable community service by enhancing public safety,” said Marc J. Moore, field office director of Enforcement and Removal Operations in Dallas, ICE reported. “These ongoing daily operations also help maintain the integrity of our immigration laws.”
In North Texas and Oklahoma, ERO–a division of ICE–arrested 82 Mexican nationals, seven Salvadorians, six Hondurans, as well as illegal immigrants from Marshall Islands, Pakistan, and Peru.
Most illegal aliens arrested in Wisconsin hailed from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
The criminal convictions of illegal aliens arrested include: driving under the influence, homicide, lewd or lascivious acts with a minor, sex assault, sex offense, sex offense, drug trafficking, child abuse and domestic violence.
Nearly one-third of illegal aliens arrested in North Texas and Oklahoma had previously been deported before they re-entered the United States. Prosecutors have charged five illegal aliens with criminal re-entry, and they could face up to 20 years in prison.
About one in four illegal immigrants in Wisconsin had illegally re-entered the United States.
The International Criminal Police Organization had a warrant for the arrest of a 28-year-old male Salvadorian national who led a region of MS-13, a criminal gang. He awaits removal to El Salvador, where he will face terrorist charges for homicide, extortion and drug crimes.