ABSTRACT

Operation Community Shield: Targeting Violent Transnational Street Gangs   [open pdf - 252KB]

This document provides recent developments in regards to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) initiative known as Operation Community Shield- "a national law enforcement initiative that targets violent transnational street gangs through the use of ICE's broad law enforcement powers, including the unique and powerful authority to remove (deport) criminal aliens, including illegal aliens and legal permanent resident aliens." More specifically, "during the months of June through September 2008 ICE conducted a coordinated, nationwide summer enforcement action targeting gangs, Operation ICE Surge 2008, which tallied 1,759 arrests of persons with citizenship from 20 different countries. Arrests were made in 53 cities across 28 states and the District of Columbia."

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Date:
2008-10-01
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: http://www.ice.gov
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pdf
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