75 Unauthorized Immigrants Arrested in Targeted ICE Operation Across North Texas and Oklahoma

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 75 unauthorized immigrants across North Texas and Oklahoma in a four-day targeted operation that ended Thursday, according to the agency. "The operations that our ICE officers perform provide a vital public safety benefit to local communities by removing criminal aliens from the streets," said Marc J. Moore, field office director of enforcement and removal operations Dallas, which covers counties in North Texas and Oklahoma. "These operations also help maintain the integrity of our immigration laws." Fifty-eight of the arrested immigrants are from Mexico, six from Guatemala, six from Honduras and two from El Salvador. The other three are from Kenya, Ecuador and Vietnam. Most of the immigrants had prior convictions ranging from illegal entry to drug possession and assault, according to the agency. One man from Mexico had already been arrested for first-degree rape of a minor, and a man from Mexico had previous drug convictions.During targeted operations, the agency said, ICE officers can arrest other unauthorized immigrants at their discretion.  Continue reading...

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