Continuing to follow the agenda that President Donald Trump has thoroughly instructed, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents announced the arrest of numerous illegal aliens across three east coast states.
From Feb. 27 to Mar. 10, ICE agents were sent into Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia where the agency ultimately brought 248 illegal aliens into custody.
Of the arrested, almost 50 percent were either awaiting trial proceedings or had been previously convicted of a crime. Another 50 detained by ICE had already been deported. Eighteen people had been on the run avoiding deportation warrants, while six others were facing charges of illegal reentry into the United States as well as fraudulent paperwork.
Philadelphia’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) acting field office director, Jennifer Ritchey released a statement on the recent raids, saying “ICE officers make extraordinary efforts to keep our communities safe, and this operation is just a small example of what they do every day.”
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Ritchey continued in her statement, which read, “ERO officers took oaths to protect the homeland and to arrest individuals in violation of immigration laws This operation resulted in multiple arrests of individuals with violent criminal arrests or convictions in the three-state region.”
ICE agents specifically targeted Philadelphia, a city that had granted itself “sanctuary” status.
“In the Philadelphia area, ICE arrested several at large criminal aliens in which the agency had issued detainers but the City of Philadelphia failed to honor them and released the individuals from custody — a situation that puts the public at unnecessary risk,” Ritchey said.
“ICE will continue to conduct targeted enforcement operations, whether local jurisdictions intend to cooperate with ICE, or not.”
H/T: Washington Examiner
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