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2,059 Criminals Arrested In ICE Nationwide Operation [March 9, 2015]   [open pdf - 163KB]

On March 9, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security issued the following press release: "WASHINGTON - A five-day nationwide operation targeting convicted criminal aliens subject to removal from the United States yielded the arrest of 2,059 convicted criminals. The operation was led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). 'This nationwide operation led to the apprehension of more than 2,000 convicted criminal aliens who pose the greatest risk to our public safety,' said Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. 'Today, communities around the country are safer because of the great work of the men and women of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.' The operation, dubbed 'Cross Check,' began Sunday, March 1, and ended Thursday, March 5. Hundreds of ERO officers participated in the operation that focused on the arrests of public safety threats. Those arrested are from 94 countries and have a wide array of criminal convictions. The 2,059 individuals with prior criminal convictions who were arrested include more than 1,000 individuals who have multiple criminal convictions. More than 1,000 of those arrested have felony convictions, including voluntary manslaughter, child pornography, robbery, kidnapping and rape. Of the total 2,059 criminals arrested, 58 are known gang members or affiliates, and 89 are convicted sex offenders. The vast majority of misdemeanor convictions were for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI). ICE considers DUI offenders, particularly repeat offenders, to be a significant public safety threat. Of those arrested during this operation, 476 were illegal re-entrants who had been previously removed from the country. Because of their serious criminal histories and prior immigration arrest records, 163 of those arrested during the enforcement action were presented to U.S. Attorneys for prosecution on a variety of charges, including illegal re-entry after deportation, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison."

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2015-03-09
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