Trump is doing something right.
Not only are illegal crossings at the boarder down, but now ICE has confirmed they detained at least 367 individuals in a series of raid operations—nearly one a day—across the country.
The arrests were announced throughout the week starting last Monday when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said they arrested 153 individuals in South Texas during a 12-day operation that ended last month.
On Tuesday, ICE said 75 individuals were arrested in a three-day operation in North Texas. Then, on Wednesday, ICE said 82 individuals were arrested over the course of five days in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. In the New York City area, there were 31 individuals picked up in three days. And finally, on Thursday, ICE said 26 individuals were detained in Colorado and Wyoming over four days.
ICE’s Fugitive Operations division conducts raids on a daily basis, but the operations announced last week—in which multiple teams of agents go into a city simultaneously—have been rarer.
The agency said they were sticking to Trump’s belief. The objective of the raids is to focused on arresting “criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives.”
Each press release sent out highlighted the crimes carried out by some of those arrested. These convictions included rape, sex trafficking, and child abuse, ICE said.
In New York, 30 of the 31 individuals arrested had some sort of criminal record. They ranged from DUIs, drug-possession charges, and fraud charges.
Dani Bennett, an ICE spokesperson, said “individuals who drive under the influence of alcohol and drugs have long been considered by ICE to be a public safety threat and enforcement priority.”
So it’s a good thing they are now off the streets!
Some liberals are not happy that people charged with these crimes are being treated so “harsh”.
But think about it. They broke the law in this country by not only committing their crime (most of which could cause deadly outcomes) but also illegally crossing the boarder.
We need to deter more criminals from crossing the boarder.
Do you think this is the right way to do it?