This operation concluded Sunday, September 9, 2012, and was conducted by ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Fugitive Operations Teams.
Of the 37 arrested, 31 had convictions for crimes such as: homicide, carrying a concealed weapon, identity theft, possessing cocaine, illegally using a weapon, battery, forgery, aggravated drunken driving and domestic violence. Twelve of the 37 were immigration fugitives who had been previously ordered to leave the country but failed to depart; 11 of those are convicted criminals in addition to having outstanding deportation orders. Six of the 37 – including three convicted criminals – had been previously deported and illegally re-entered the
Following is the nationality breakdown of the 37 men who were arrested during this operation:
Three arrests were also made in
Following are summaries of three individuals arrested during this operation:
· A 48-year-old Mexican national was twice deported from the
and illegally re-entered. He was previously convicted of battery/bodily harm, unlawfully using a weapon, disorderly conduct and illegally re-entering the United States . He was arrested Sept. 7 in Palatine and remains in ICE custody pending removal to United States . Mexico
· A 54-year-old Polish national was twice deported to
and was previously convicted of second-degree manslaughter and sentenced to eight years in prison. He also has three prior convictions for drunken driving, and a conviction for retail theft. He was arrested Sept. 9 in Poland and remains in ICE custody. He will be presented for criminal prosecution for illegally re-entering the Chicago after being deported. United States
· A 35-year-old Mexican national was previously convicted of possessing drugs, theft and attempting deceptive practices. He was arrested Sept. 8 in
and remains in ICE custody pending removal proceedings. Round Lake Beach
These arrests were coordinated with ICE's National Fugitive Operations Program (NFOP), 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 the nation's 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.