ICE is in business and holding up our president’s promise to target illegal immigrants who have criminal records or are facing charges. Just yesterday the officials arrested 248 of these deviants in just 3 states. Fifty of whom were previously deported.
ICE officials said that the arrests by Enforcement and Removal Operations were in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware. They occurred Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 through Friday, Mar. 10, 2017.
“ICE officers make extraordinary efforts to keep our communities safe, and this operation is just a small example of what they do every day. ERO officers took oaths to protect the homeland and to arrest individuals in violation of immigration laws,” said ERO Philadelphia Acting Field Office Director Jennifer Ritchey in a statement. “This operation resulted in multiple arrests of individuals with violent criminal arrests or convictions in the three-state region,” she added.
Key highlights in the ICE statement:
— 120 had a conviction and/or pending charges or 48 percent (88 of those arrested had criminal convictions and 32 of those arrested have pending criminal charges).
— In addition, 50 had been previously removed from the United States and subsequently illegally re-entered.