ICE Arrests Over 2,000 Illegal Aliens Last Month, Including Murderers and Rapists
Immigration and Customs Enforcement release new figures
Over 2,000 criminal illegal alien fugitives have been arrested across the United States in August, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
Agents arrested more than 2,000 illegal aliens who were on ICE's 'wanted' list.
Around 85 percent of those arrested already had criminal convictions and/or pending criminal charges against them.
Those convictions are as follows:
388 convictions for assault
291 convictions for domestic violence
136 convictions for neglect or cruelty towards a family member
83 convictions for sex crimes, including rape
71 convictions for sex crimes against children
29 convictions for hit-and-run
23 convictions for harassment
20 convictions for robbery
14 convictions for homicide
12 convictions for contributing to delinquency of a minor
11 convictions for identity theft
Nine convictions for kidnapping
One conviction for rioting
One conviction for arson
Those convicted for crimes leave a trail of American and legal immigrant victims.
ICE official Tony Pham said in a statement:
“The aliens targeted during this operation preyed on men, women, and children in our communities, committing serious crimes and, at times, repeatedly hurting their victims."
By focusing our efforts on perpetrators of crimes against people, we’re able to remove these threats from our communities and prevent future victimization from occurring.
Through our targeted enforcement efforts, we are eliminating the threat posed by these criminals, many of whom are repeat offenders.
ICE agents in the last fiscal year arrested illegal aliens with more than 1,900 convictions, those included:
- 1,800 for kidnapping
- 2,000 sex crimes
- 5,000 sexual assaults
- 45,000 assaults
- 67,000 drug crimes
- 10,000 weapons violations
- 74,000 DUIs
Over a quarter of a million of illegal aliens were deported by IE last year.
The news comes a month after an illegal alien, who was protected by former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, was arrested after killing three retired officers.