U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted raids in at least 6 states this week, arresting illegal alien criminals in a major crackdown.
New York, California, Georgia, Illinois, and North & South Carolina saw ICE agents arrest Illegal criminals in their homes and workplaces. Immigration watchers say that raids also took place in the states of Florida, Kansas, Texas and Virginia.
Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Tex.) told the Washington Post that he talked to an official at ICE’s San Antonio office, and that they confirmed they had “launched a targeted operation in South and Central Texas as part of Operation Cross Check.”
ICE agents are said to be using checkpoints in Texas and North Carolina, but the agency denies this saying checkpoints are “dangerous and irresponsible.”
Via the Post:
ICE agents in the Los Angeles area Thursday swept a number of individuals into custody over the course of an hour, seizing them from their homes and on their way to work in daytime operations, activists said.
David Marin, ICE’s field director in the Los Angeles area, said in a conference call with reporters Friday that 75 percent of the approximately 160 people detained in the operation this week had felony convictions; the rest had misdemeanors or were in the United States illegally. Officials said Friday night that 37 of those detained in Los Angeles has been deported to Mexico.
“Dangerous criminals who should be deported are being released into our communities,” Marin said.
A criminal illegal is arrested in Los Angeles.
The scene from downtown Los Angeles.
A local Austin news station affiliated with ABC reported on the raids.
ICE officials told NBC News that 200 criminal illegals had been arrested in Georgia and North & South Carolina.
Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman Gillian Christensen told the Post that ICE agents arrested illegals from a “dozen Latin American countries.” Christensen went on, “We’re talking about people who are threats to public safety or a threat to the integrity of the immigration system.” The majority were guilty of serious crimes, including murder, according to the spokeswoman.
Many leftists complained that this all came about because of Trump, but L.A. ICE Director Marin told news organizations that the raids in Los Angeles were planned “before the administration came out with their current executive orders.”
Immigration officials did say that the raids were larger than they would have been under the Obama administration, largely in part due to President Trump’s new executive order directing them to focus on deporting illegal aliens who have committed crimes.
Of course, liberal snowflakes like Keith Olbermann completely lost it upon hearing that criminals were being deported.
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