A five-day operation conducted last week by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) resulted in the arrest of 61 criminal aliens throughout the state of Nevada. The targets were wanted for a litany of crimes ranging from armed robbery, sex and drug offenses, domestic violence and DUI.
ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officials reported that 25 were arrested in Reno, highest from the 11 areas they covered in the raids, with Las Vegas being second with 14. The 54 men and seven women taken into custody were from six different countries, with Mexico being the only one in double digits with 45.
According to ICE, the breakdown per country was as follows: Mexico (45); Guatemala (6); El Salvador (3); Samoa (2); Armenia (1); Cuba (1); Honduras (1); Iran (1); and Italy (1).
Criminal aliens who posed a threat to public safety were targeted, as well as the ones who had previously violated our country’s immigration laws.
“ERO officers here in Nevada and around the country are focused first and foremost on using this agency’s unique tools and authorities to help keep our communities safe,” said Nikita Curry, assistant field office director for ERO in Nevada in a ICE news release. “Our enforcement efforts last week are representative of the work we’ve been doing and will continue to do.”
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ICE conducts round up of illegal alien sex offenders