31 illegals bagged in extensive Big Apple raid

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A three-day operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers in New York netted the arrest of 31 foreign nationals that included criminal aliens, immigration fugitives, and illegal re-entrants.

The 29 men and two women originated from 13 different countries, with Mexico netting the most with six nationals.

The other countries were the Dominican Republic (5), Guatemala (4), Honduras (4), El Salvador (3), Trinidad (2), Korea (1), Pakistan (1), Indonesia (1), Nepal (1), Colombia (2), Haiti (1), and Guyana (1).

A total of 10 communities were targeted by ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), with Queens and Suffolk counties tied for the most apprehensions with six arrests in each.

30 of the individuals taken into custody had prior criminal histories, including a Guyanese national convicted of rape in the third degree and one from Honduras who committed an act in a manner to injure a child less than 17 years of age.

County Arrest Totals

Queens 6
Suffolk 6
Bronx 5
Westchester 3
Kings 3
Nassau 3
Dutchess 2
Hudson 1
Rockland 1
Manhattan 1

“Law enforcement operations like this should reassure the public that ICE is committed to putting public safety first,” said Thomas Decker, field office director for ERO New York in a statement released by ICE. “Those who come to the United States to prey upon our neighbors and communities will be prosecuted for their crimes and ultimately returned to their home countries.”

Twelve of the arrestees had a conviction for driving under the influence, a crime that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has identified as one that would not prevent granting sanctuary to an illegal alien by the New York Police Department.

Criminal Convictions*

Driving under the influence 12
Dangerous drugs 3
Fraud 3
Robbery 2
Larceny 2
Rape 1
Act in a manner to injure child < 17 yrs 1
Sex Offense other 1
Heroin Sell 1
Heroin Possession 1
Crimes against person 1
Mail Fraud 1
Unauthorized use of vehicle 1

H/T: Washington Examiner

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