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12-10-2012, 06:53 PM #1
37 illegal alien sex offenders arrested in L.A. ICE enforcement surge
December 10, 2012
Los Angeles, CA
37 convicted sex offenders arrested in Southland ICE enforcement surge
LOS ANGELES — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrested 37 foreign nationals with prior convictions for sex offenses during a three-day operation targeting criminal alien sex offenders in the Los Angeles area.
During the enforcement effort, which concluded late Friday, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers assigned to the agency's Fugitive Operations Teams sought to locate and take custody of deportable alien sex offenders in four Southland counties – Los Angeles (16), Orange (4), Ventura (11) and San Bernardino (6). While the majority of those arrested were Mexican citizens (25), the group included nationals of eight other countries, including El Salvador, Honduras, Vietnam, Armenia, Trinidad, the Philippines, Nicaragua and Guatemala.
Among those detained during the operation was a citizen of Trinidad and registered sex offender whose prior convictions include sexual battery, battery on a peace officer and annoying or molesting a child under 18. The 56-year-old, who was arrested in Los Angeles Thursday, is being held by ICE without bond pending removal from the United States.
Also taken into custody during the operation was a registered sex offender from Mexico who had prior convictions for lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14, drug trafficking, firearms violations and attempted grand theft. The 40-year-old was taken into custody Thursday in Palmdale. He is being held without bond pending removal from the United States.
The arrests were coordinated with ICE's National Fugitive Operations Program, which is responsible for investigating, locating, arresting and removing at-large criminal aliens and immigration fugitives – aliens who have ignored final orders of deportation handed down by federal immigration courts. ICE's Fugitive Operations Teams give top priority to cases involving aliens who pose a threat to national security and public safety, including members of transnational street gangs and child sex offenders.
"This operation was designed to target and arrest criminal aliens who have been convicted of sex crimes," said Timothy Robbins, field office director for ERO Los Angeles. "We will all be able to rest easier knowing that these dangerous criminals are off our streets and will soon be out of the United States."
ICE is focused on smart, effective immigration enforcement that targets serious criminal aliens who present the greatest risk to the security of our communities, such as those charged with or convicted of homicide, rape, robbery, kidnapping, major drug offenses and threats to national security. ICE also prioritizes the arrest and removal of those who game the immigration system including immigration fugitives or criminal aliens who have been previously deported and illegally re-entered the country.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security.
ICE is a 21st century law enforcement agency with broad responsibilities for a number of key homeland security priorities. For more information, visit www.ICE.gov. To report suspicious activity, call 1-866-347-2423 or complete our tip form.
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12-11-2012, 01:17 AM #2
12-14-2012, 12:22 AM #3
U.S. law officers arrest dozens of foreign ex-cons in Los Angeles
December 13, 2012
BY JIM KOURI
In spite of Los Angeles being a so-called sanctuary city, federal agents continue to nab criminal aliens there and in other sanctuary cities.
In spite of city government officials in Los Angeles, Calif., insisting on maintaining a so-called “sanctuary city” for illegal aliens, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported on Monday that its law enforcement agents arrested 37 foreigners with prior convictions for sex offenses during a three-day dragnet in the City of Angels and the surrounding counties.
ICE detained about 429,000 foreign nationals and removed 188,000 known criminal aliens from the United States in 2011, an all-time high, according to the Office of Immigration Statistics Annual Report. However, a number of knowledgeable people working in government and in law enforcement have said they are suspicious of statistics released by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Director of ICE John Morton.
During these latest raids that ended late Friday night, a special police task force nabbed the deportable alien sex offenders in four Southland counties — 16 in Los Angeles County, four in Orange County, 11 in Ventura County and six in San Bernardino County.
While the arrested were mostly Mexican citizens, the group also had nationals of eight other countries — El Salvador, Honduras, Vietnam, Armenia, Trinidad, the Philippines, Nicaragua and Guatemala, said ICE officials.
“This operation was designed to target and arrest criminal aliens who have been convicted of sex crimes,” said Timothy Robbins, an ICE field office director.
“We will all be able to rest easier knowing that these dangerous criminals are off our streets and will soon be out of the United States,” he added.
The arrests were coordinated with the ICE’s National Fugitive Operations Program designed to investigate, locate, arrest and remove at-large criminal aliens and immigration fugitives.
Meanwhile, on Monday, ICE agents in Chicago, Ill., reported that 31 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators were arrested during a two-day operation.
Of the 31 arrested, 22 had prior convictions for crimes such as: battery, aggravated drunken driving, drug possession, child molestation, sexual misconduct and theft. Fifteen are immigration fugitives who had been previously ordered to leave the country but failed to depart; four others had been previously deported and illegally re-entered the United States, which is a felony.
As with Los Angeles, Chicago government officials consider their city a “sanctuary city” for illegal aliens and federal agents do not expect nor receive local police assistance.
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12-14-2012, 12:30 AM #4
Since re-entering is a felony, what do you say we lock them up for five or ten years and then transport them to southernmost Mexico.
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