Kelly on non-criminal ICE arrestees: 'not the valedictorians'

Raids by federal agents resulted in arrests of nearly 200 people in southern California amid a continuing crackdown on illegal immigrants
Raids by federal agents resulted in arrests of nearly 200 people in southern California amid a continuing crackdown on illegal immigrants
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27 May, 2017

"Operations like this are emblematic of the vital work ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations officers do every day seeking to locate, arrest, and ultimately deport at-large convicted criminals and other immigration fugitives who pose a threat to public safety", David Marin, field officer director for ERO in Los Angeles, said in a statement.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests totaled 41,898 between January 20 and April 29, 2017, compared to 31,128 over the same period a year ago, according to spokesperson Danielle Bennett.

The arrests concluded on Wednesday and were led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

According to the White House, almost 90 percent of the aliens had prior criminal convictions that included domestic violence, battery, sex crimes, manslaughter, assault, arson, and cruelty to a child.

In addition to the two in Glendale, others arrested included a 29-year-old Salvadoran national who was previously deported in 2014 after serving a nine-year prison sentence for rape.

This latest operation netted 43 people with narcotics offenses, 27 with domestic violence crimes, 30 with DUI convictions, 6 with assault offenses, 2 case of vehicle theft, and 3 cases of fraud, according to ICE. The vast majority of those detained were men and more than 75 percent came from Mexico. Meanwhile, those who have outstanding deportation orders, or who re-entered the US illegally after being deported, can be immediately removed, officials said.

Strong storms, tornadoes possible in parts of Deep South
The possible tornado may have touched down in the area, which is at the coast, before moving over the water, Shashy said. The band of thunderstorms over north Florida prompted several severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings Wednesday morning.

A U.S. law enforcement source in Mexico said U.S. Marshals were involved in their arrest. For instance, ICE agents can now arrest other individuals they happen to encounter during a raid.

"His daughter is active-duty military, his son-in-law is active-duty military", Pasquarella said.

Upon entering office, Trump signed executive orders related to the enforcement of immigration laws and thousands have been arrested on charges ranging from homicide to sexual abuse. "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".

Los Angeles county carried the most arrests, with 93 instances. However, he noted, ICE officials stated they were targeting individuals who were "at large" and likely not in custody.

The individuals who do not face criminal prosecution will be processed for deportation.

Under his broader policy, immigration arrests in Trump's first 100 days constituted a significant increase from a similar period of time in the previous year, under Barack Obama.


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