The three day operation, which concluded Friday, July 27, was conducted by ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) as part of the agency's commitment to prioritize the removal of criminal aliens and egregious immigration violators.
Of the individuals taken into custody, 23 were criminal aliens whose conviction histories included child sex crimes, battery, domestic violence, embezzlement and possession of narcotics. The group also included five immigration fugitives with outstanding orders of deportation and 13 previously deported aliens.
Those arrested during the operation include:
· A 51-year-old Mexican man who now faces removal following his conviction and year-long incarceration for committing lewd and lascivious acts on a child under the age of 14; and
· A twice deported 55-year-old Mexican man with a lengthy criminal history, including prior convictions for domestic violence, drunk driving, driving under the influence of drugs, felony theft, violating a protective order, resisting a public officer and possession of controlled substance. He was removed to
last week. Mexico
The 25 men and six women arrested during the operation include foreign nationals from three countries –
Last week's enforcement action was coordinated with ICE's National Fugitive Operations Program, which is responsible for investigating, locating, arresting and removing at-large criminal aliens and immigration fugitives – aliens who have ignored final orders of deportation handed down by federal immigration courts. ICE's Fugitive Operations Teams give top priority to cases involving aliens who pose a threat to national security and public safety, including members of transnational street gangs and child sex offenders.