U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 232 individuals for violating federal immigration laws in the San Francisco area of responsibility (AOR), extending from the Bakersfield area north to the Oregon border, during a four-day targeted operation which ended on Wednesday.
During the operation, ICE’s ERO agents arrested 232 individuals for violating U.S. immigration laws.
(Dozens of ICE arrests have been reported in Northern California, with many coming out of the Fresno area, according to immigration attorney Hamid Yazdan Panah with the Northern California Rapid Response and Immigrant Defense Network. Courtesy of ABC7 News – SF Bay Area and YouTube. Posted on Feb 27, 2018)
Of those arrested, 180 were either convicted criminals, had been issued a final order of removal and failed to depart the United States, or had been previously removed from the United States and returned illegally.
115 had prior felony convictions for serious or violent offenses, such as child sex crimes, weapons charges, and assault, or had past convictions for significant or multiple misdemeanors.
Noteworthy Arrests Include:
- In San Leandro, a previously removed citizen of Mexico, who has criminal convictions of involuntary manslaughter and domestic violence.
- In Fresno County, a previously removed citizen of El Salvador, who has criminal convictions including assault with force.
- In Sacramento, a previously removed citizen of Mexico, who has criminal convictions of negligent discharge of a firearm and driving under the influence.
- In Fresno County, a previously removed citizen of Mexico, who has criminal convictions of battery on spouse and burglary.
- In Vallejo, a previously removed citizen of El Salvador, who has multiple criminal convictions for driving under the influence
These arrests were driven by leads developed by the local field office in collaboration with the Pacific Enforcement Response Center (PERC) and with the National Criminal Analysis and Targeting Center (NCATC).
(Learn More. Courtesy of Newsy, CBS-SF & More. Full compilation by kytekuttertv and YouTube. Posted on Mar 1, 2018)
ICE focuses its enforcement resources on individuals who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security.
However, ICE no longer exempts classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement.
All of those in violation of immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention and, if found removable by final order, removal from the United States.
Some of the individuals arrested during this operation will face federal criminal prosecutions for illegal entry and illegal re-entry after deportation.
The arrestees who are not being federally prosecuted will be processed administratively for removal from the United States.
Those who have outstanding orders of deportation, or who returned to the United States illegally after being deported, are subject to immediate removal from the country.
The remaining individuals are in ICE custody awaiting a hearing before an immigration judge, or pending travel arrangements for removal in the near future.
(Learn More about Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) which enforces the nation’s immigration laws in a fair and effective manner. ERO identifies and apprehends removable aliens, detains these individuals when necessary and removes illegal aliens from the U.S. Courtesy of ICE and YouTube)