Biz-novosti

Rapist, Deported Drug Trafficker Among Nearly 200 Arrested In Immigration Crackdown


Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have arrested almost 200 people in Southern California in an operation that started Saturday and lasted five days.

According to ICE, the operation targeted criminals, fugitives, people who had illegally re-entered the country and other immigration violators in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware.

The enforcement operation focused on the greater Los Angeles area and was conducted from Saturday through Wednesday.

Of the 188 individuals arrested, 169 had prior convictions, the most prevalent of which were drug offenses, domestic violence and driving under the influence.

Some of the individuals had serious prior convictions, including a convicted rapist and a previously deported cocaine trafficker. Of those, 43 were drug offenses, 30 DUIs, 27 domestic violence, 15 sex crimes, and 12 battery charges, among others, according to the department. "By taking these individuals off the streets and removing them from the country, we're making our communities safer for everyone", Marin said.

"These statistics reflect President Trump's commitment to enforce our immigration laws fairly and across the board", ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan said in the report. The majority of those held - 146 - were from Mexico, but they also hail from Armenia, Thailand, El Salvador, Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia, Yugoslavia, the Philippines, Honduras and Guatemala.

ICE reportedly made 41,800 arrests from January 20 to April 29, targeting people who are illegally residing in the country. In the Trump administration, they are able to arrest anyone in violation of immigration law.

US president meets Pope Francis at Vatican
Pope Francis holds his weekly audience with the general public on Wednesday at 10:00am in St Peter's Square. Trump is in the middle of his first worldwide trip - a nine-day journey through the middle east and Europe.

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sweep, conducted over 10 days in three states, picked up 186 foreign nationals, 141 of those arrests in Pennsylvania.

The majority - 146 - are from Mexico while two are from Russian Federation and one from Cambodia.

At least eight of the individuals arrested during the operation now face federal prosecution for re-entering the USA after being deported, a felony that carries a sentence up to 20 years in prison.

Arrests were made in the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, Ventura and Santa Barbara. Those individuals will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and arrested by ICE, when appropriate. "He's been a valued member of his family and community for decades and they seem to be going after people for a conviction that's as old as 1992".

Immigration arrests since the beginning of the year have risen nearly 40% nationwide compared to the same period in 2016.

"The same data shows that numerous non-sanctuary jurisdictions saw a higher increase in ICE arrests under Trump policies than did areas with major sanctuaries".

Related Articles

  • NDP back in the lead in Courtenay-Comox riding, counting continues

    NDP back in the lead in Courtenay-Comox riding, counting continues

    If the Liberals won the riding, they would have the 44 seats needed for a majority government, barring any other riding changes. Elections BC is due to have the entire final count complete by May 24, however that doesn't mean the results are certain yet.
    Man Converts to Islam, Murders Neo-Nazi Roommates

    Man Converts to Islam, Murders Neo-Nazi Roommates

    He told police the "shooting stemmed from Himmelman and Oneschuk disrespecting Arthurs' Muslim faith", the police report states. He was arrested on possession of unregistered destructive devices and unlawful storage of explosive charges.
    Usmanov makes £1bn Arsenal takeover bid

    Usmanov makes £1bn Arsenal takeover bid

    Gab Marcotti and Steve Nicol disagree on how Arsenal players would react if Stan Kroenke sells the club. Rams, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, and Colorado Rapids of the MLS.
  • Take-Two full-year forecast 'better than feared', shares hit record

    Take-Two full-year forecast 'better than feared', shares hit record

    Grand Theft Auto Online is a multiplayer sandbox that developer Rockstar consistently releases new content for on a regular basis. It contributed most to recurrent player spending and pushed up catalog title revenue to over 50% of the company's bookings.
    Rebel Wilson's defamation trial against publisher begins

    Rebel Wilson's defamation trial against publisher begins

    Her immediate family and actor Hugh Sheridan are all expected to give evidence during the three week trial. Ms Wilson is suing publisher Bauer Media over eight articles published by its magazines in 2015.
    Scotland retain Twickenham Sevens title

    Scotland retain Twickenham Sevens title

    Failure to add the two points could have been costly had England been able to hit back, but Scotland finished the co ntest on top. It was a valuable way to end the day with a quarter-final berth against the U.S. awaiting the Aussies on Sunday at 7.58pm AEST.
  • House budget leaves out Senate spending cuts

    Orrin Hatch was one of the few senators who would admit that the CBO score caused "a lot of concern" among Republicans. Senate Republicans have been holding closed-door meetings to try writing their own health care overhaul.

    Armstrong's moon dust bag up for sale

    But once officials knew the bag came from the moon, they confiscated it as government property. He was later charged and convicted of stealing items that belonged to the government.
    Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases

    Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases

    In 2014, Kraft , a DE company, brought a patent infringement action in the district of DE against an in company, TC Heartland . That Washington-based patent court ruled past year that patent lawsuits can be held anywhere a defendant's products are sold.
  • Uttarakhand landslide: 1200 people still stranded, 800 resume journey

    Uttarakhand landslide: 1200 people still stranded, 800 resume journey

    The Secretary of the Natural Calamities Department said that all the people were safe and that there was nothing to worry about. The landslide had blocked part of the road leading up from Joshimath to Badrinath in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.
    Obasi Shaw This Harvard student submitted a rap album for his thesis

    Obasi Shaw This Harvard student submitted a rap album for his thesis

    "I never thought it would be accepted by Harvard ", said Shaw, a 20-year-old from Stone Mountain, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta . While other Harvard University students were writing papers for their senior theses, Obasi Shaw was busy rapping his.

    Trump Boasted About Firing 'Nut Job' Comey to Russian Officials

    Comey will testify publicly before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day, the panel's leaders announced Friday. Though the story has evolved over the last few days, Mr.

Comments