Arrests of illegal criminals jumps 250% in one week
The biggest seizures by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were in Texas, but they made arrests as far north as Wyoming.
What's more, they targeted members of the violent MS-13 gang and illegals charged with sex crimes against kids.
In one five-day campaign around Virginia and Washington, 82 illegals from 26 countries were arrested. ICE described them this way:
Of the 82 individuals arrested, 68 had previous criminal convictions for crimes like armed robbery, larceny and drug distribution. Of the remaining 14, two had ties to the MS-13 street gang; two had outstanding final orders of removal; three had overstayed their visas; one was wanted by a foreign law enforcement entity; one was a verified human rights violator and two had pending local charges. The remainder had unlawfully entered the United States in violation of U.S. immigration laws.
After arresting 158 in Texas, Daniel Bible, field office director for Enforcement and Removal Operations in San Antonio, said, "ICE's primary immigration enforcement efforts target convicted criminal aliens. Consequently, our operations improve overall public safety by removing these criminals from our streets, and ultimately from our country."