A five-day operation conducted by ICE in New Jersey has taken into custody 105 foreign nationals who were in the U.S. illegally.
Approximately 80% of those arrested “had prior criminal convictions and/or pending criminal charges,” according to a statement from ICE.
Outstanding! Just imagine how much more could be accomplished with the help of all those local agencies which instead opt to fight against the better interests of the U.S. by refusing to cooperate and offer sanctuary to criminals.
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Foreign nationals from 24 countries — including four people with Interpol warrants for their arrests — were among the 105 arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement during a five-day sweep.
The agency announced the arrests Friday in a news release.
“Our focus has been and will continue to be on arrests of illegal aliens who have been convicted of serious crimes or those who pose a threat to public safety,” said John Tsoukaris, director of the Newark field office.
The people arrested ranged in age from 18 to 65 years old. The agency said more than 80 percent had either prior convictions or pending charges for a variety of crimes, including sexual assault on a minor, child abuse, possession of narcotics, distribution of narcotics, extortion, DUI, fraud, domestic violence, theft, possession of a weapon, robbery, promoting prostitution, aggravated assault, resisting arrest, endangering the welfare of a child, credit card fraud, insurance fraud, shoplifting, and illegal re-entry.
The agency said the pre-planned sweep targeted criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and other immigration violators. More
Among those arrested include:
- In Palisades Park, a 59-year-old Korean national, who has an Interpol warrant to serve his sentence for the crime of indecent acts by compulsion causing bodily injury
- In Palisades Park, a 44-year-old Korean national, who has an Interpol warrant to serve his sentence for the crime of distribution of psychotropic drugs
- In West New York, a 34-year-old Ecuadorian national, who has an Interpol warrant for the crime of fraud
- In Paterson, a 54-year-old Russian national, who has an Interpol warrant for the crime of large-scale fraud
- In Union City, a 35-year-old Ecuadorian national, who has a conviction of forcible touching on a child
- In Jersey City, a 35-year-old Venezuelan national, who has a conviction of distribution of narcotics
- In Union City, a 52-year-old Mexican national, who has a conviction of promoting prostitution with a child
- In New Brunswick, a 34-year-old Honduran national, who has a conviction of Endangering the Welfare of a Child
- In Bayonne, a 43-year-old Canadian national, who has a conviction of distribution of narcotics on school grounds
- In Jamesburg, a 25-year-old previously deported Guatemalan national, who was arrested for aggravated assault and possession of a weapon. An ICE detainer was lodged with Middlesex County Jail but they refused to honor the ICE detainer and released the subject
- In Toms River, a 28-year-old Egyptian national, who has three convictions for possession and distribution of narcotics
- In Jersey City, a 41-year-old Taiwanese national, who has convictions for extortion and bank fraud
- In Atlantic City, a 38-year-old Cuban national, who has a conviction for aggravated criminal sexual contact
- In New Brunswick, a 48-year-old Jamaican national, who has convictions for conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a weapon
- In Freehold a 28-year-old El Salvadorian national, who is a member of MS-13
- In New Brunswick, a 19-year-old Mexican national, who is a member of the 18th street gang
- In Newark, a 31-year-old Mexican national, who is a member of the Surenos-13th street gang