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    100 Central Valley gang members arrested by ICE in last year

    I.C.E. News Release

    February 25, 2009

    100 Central Valley gang members arrested by ICE in last year

    Arrests part of agency's nationwide anti-gang initiative - Operation Community Shield

    FRESNO, Calif. - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested 100 gang members and gang associates in the Central Valley over the last year as part of the agency's ongoing national anti-gang effort known as Operation Community Shield.

    The 100 individuals taken into custody here by ICE as part of Operation Community Shield since February 2008 are foreign nationals with ties to violent street gangs. The statistics include ICE gang arrests in four Central Valley counties - Fresno, Madera, Merced and Tulare. The vast majority of those targeted were arrested on administrative immigration violations. They include foreign nationals who are deportable based upon prior felony convictions and aliens who entered the country without inspection. Virtually all of those arrested have criminal records, including prior convictions on charges ranging from kidnapping and assault to firearms violations and robbery.

    At least one of the suspected gang members is being prosecuted on felony criminal charges. Moises Gonzalez-Cruz, a purported "shot caller" in a local clique of the Sureno street gang, was arrested in Madera, Calif., on June 5, 2008, following his indictment for re-entering the United States after deportation. The 36-year-old pleaded guilty to the charges in September and is currently serving 30 months in federal prison.

    Other gang members arrested recently by ICE include a Mexican national with ties to the Pocos Pero Locos clique of the Sureno street gang who has prior felony criminal convictions for carrying a concealed firearm and participating in a street gang. The 21-year-old was taken into custody in Madera, Calif., yesterday by ICE agents. The gang member, who goes by the moniker "Lil' Crazy," has been placed in deportation proceedings.

    The criminal and administrative arrests are part of Operation Community Shield, an ongoing nationwide initiative in which ICE is partnering with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to address the public safety threat posed by transnational gangs. Over the course of the last year, the ICE Office of Investigations in Fresno has worked closely with several area law enforcement agencies to target street gang members.

    "These arrest statistics are further proof of ICE's major role in combating the spread of gangs and gang-related crime here in the Central Valley," said Brian Poulsen, resident agent in charge of the ICE Office of Investigations in Fresno. "Our immigration and customs authorities are proving to be powerful weapons in this effort and we'll continue working closely with local law enforcement to attack and dismantle the gangs that have terrorized our communities. In cases where gang members are in the United States illegally, we not only remove them from the community, we seek to remove them from the country."

    As part of Operation Community Shield, ICE works with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to target transnational street gangs. Transnational street gangs have a significant number of foreign-born members and are frequently involved in human and contraband smuggling, immigration violations and other crimes with a connection to the border.

    Since Operation Community Shield was launched in 2005, ICE has arrested more than 12,000 gang members and associates nationwide and seized more than 470 firearms. Of those arrested, 154 were gang leaders.

    Editor's note: Brian Poulsen, Resident Agent in Charge of the ICE Office of Investigations in Fresno, will be available at ICE's office - 855 M Street, Suite 910 - after 1:00 p.m. today for media interviews. To schedule an interview, contact ICE Special Agent Mike Prado in advance at (559) 457-7214. In addition, file footage and digital photos of ICE gang enforcement operations are available. To obtain copies, contact Special Agent Prado.

    -- ICE --

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was established in March 2003 as the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. ICE is comprised of five integrated divisions that form a 21st century law enforcement agency with broad responsibilities for a number of key homeland security priorities.

    Last Modified: Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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    http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/0902/090225fresno.htm
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    If ICE doesn't cut it out they are going to be accused of profiling criminals.
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    It's a start but it should have thousands as Fresno is overrun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvangel
    It's a start but it should have thousands as Fresno is overrun!
    How many drops in the bucket is this? Two? Three? Big deal.

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    ICE TAKES 10,000th VIOLENT ILLEGAL ALIEN GANG MEMBER OFF

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    Keep up the good work. Most of us appreciate what you are doing for US.


    I guess some people just never see the good in anything, or never have anything good to say about anything.

    Since this came out in Aug. 2008 it has alredy increased to more than 12,000 gang members remeoved from our streets.

    I.C.E. News Release

    August 06, 2008

    ICE TAKES 10,000th VIOLENT ILLEGAL ALIEN GANG MEMBER OFF U.S. STREETS

    Effort shows ICE's commitment to target transnational illegal alien gang violence

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, working in conjunction with federal, state and local law enforcement partners across the United States, have arrested the 10,000th illegal alien gang member under operation Community Shield. This ongoing operation started in 2005 to curb gang violence and weed out transnational gangs gaining hold in urban and suburban U.S. cities.

    Transnational gangs pose a growing public safety threat to communities throughout the country. It is estimated that there are over 900 different criminal gangs roaming U.S. streets and neighborhoods. These gangs no longer own turf in just the inner city but have spread their criminal networks throughout suburban and rural communities.

    These transnational street gangs have a significant number of foreign-born members and are frequently involved in human and contraband smuggling, immigration violations and other crimes with a nexus to the border. Like any street gang, these transnational gangs also have a propensity toward violence. Their members commit myriad crimes including robbery, extortion, assault, rape and murder.

    "This recent arrest, marking the 10,000th arrest under Operation Community Shield, is a significant milestone," said Julie L. Myers, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for ICE. "The violence being perpetrated by foreign-born gang members and associates is as shocking as it is pervasive. ICE is committed to using the full force of our enforcement authority to make our cities and towns safer from gang violence."

    In a recent Chicago area Community Shield enforcement operation, one of the men arrested by ICE was Valentin Sierra-Martinez, a 20-year-old confirmed "Norteno-14" gang member. Sierra-Martinez is the 10,000th gang member or associate arrested by ICE as part of Operation Community Shield.

    Sierra-Martinez, a Mexican national was in the U.S. illegally and has an extensive criminal background including convictions for residential burglary, domestic battery, possessing drug paraphernalia and knowingly damaging property. He remains in ICE custody pending removal to Mexico.

    ICE has the unique and powerful authority to remove foreign nationals from the U.S., including illegal aliens and legal permanent residents based on their criminal history.

    ICE's Operation Community Shield statistics:

    10,000 gang members/associates arrested

    3,740 for criminal violations

    6,548 administrative immigration violations

    138 clique leaders arrested

    4,074 with violent criminal histories

    383 guns seized

    Since inception, ICE agents working with hundreds of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies nationwide, have arrested members and associates of more than 700 different gangs including more than 2,000 MS-13 gang members.

    ICE has received thousands of names of known and suspected gang members from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as from foreign governments. This information is routinely compared with ICE's immigration and customs databases to identify and prioritize gang suspects who may be subject to ICE's legal jurisdiction.

    Operation Community Shield, part of the National Gang Unit at ICE gathers intelligence, develops sources of information to ultimately disrupt, dismantle, and prosecute violent street gang members and their organizations by employing the full range of ICE authorities and investigative tools.
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    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was established in March 2003 as the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. ICE is comprised of five integrated divisions that form a 21st century law enforcement agency with broad responsibilities for a number of key homeland security priorities.
    Last Modified: Wednesday, August 6, 2008

    http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/0808/080806washingtondc.htm
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    If you're referring to me, I see the good in plenty...but not this invasion. We have millions of these invaders to go, so I find it difficult to rush to the closet for my pom poms and start doing cartwheels about a measly 100.

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    FOXNews.com - Deportation Increase in U.S., 350,000 Illegals in 2008
    . . . Nov 30, 2008 . . . Nationwide, deportations have also increased, with nearly 350,000 immigrants sent home through September 2008, compared with about 174,000 in 2006 . . .
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    A 100 here,

    a 100 there,

    pretty soon you are talking about thousands,

    and then 100s of thousands.

    I can't wait till we are talking about MILLIONS deported.


    100 Central Valley gang members arrested by ICE in last year

    ICE TAKES 10,000th VIOLENT ILLEGAL ALIEN GANG MEMBER OFF U.S. STREETS

    FOXNews.com - Deportation Increase in U.S., 350,000 Illegals in 2008
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    AND NOW WE CAN TALK ABOUT MILLIONS DEPORTED

    [b]How many people have been deported, unâ€
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