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    ICE makes 2,000 arrests in largest sweep of the pandemic CBS News

    ICE makes 2,000 arrests in largest sweep of the pandemic


    Camilo Montoya-Galvez
    ,CBS NewsSeptember 1, 2020


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    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on Tuesday it made more than 2,000 arrests during a six-week nationwide operation in July and August that focused on those with criminal convictions and charges, but also led to the arrests of some undocumented immigrants with clean records.


    As part of the operation, ICE agents made "at-large" arrests, which could take place at residences, worksites and traffic stops, across the country, including in large metropolitan areas like Los Angeles, where the ICE field office apprehended the most immigrants. ICE said the operation targeted undocumented immigrants and others subject to deportation who had been charged or convicted of a crime involving a victim.


    Roughly 85% of those arrested had criminal convictions or charges ranging from assault and sexual offenses to domestic abuse and robbery, ICE said. Henry Lucero, the executive associate director of ICE who's in charge of apprehensions, detention and deportations, said the rest of those arrested include immigrants who were ordered deported by an immigration judge but did not leave, those previously deported who had reentered the U.S. and so-called collateral arrests.


    The agency announced in March that it would focus on apprehending those with certain criminal records and those deemed to pose a threat to public safety during the coronavirus pandemic. Asked by CBS News how the recent arrests conformed with that announcement, Lucero offered a clarification of the so-called "enforcement posture."


    "We never said we were going to stop arresting individuals," Lucero said in a call with reporters. "We said we were going to prioritize and focus on those that are public safety threats. And that's exactly what we did during this operation."


    Lucero reiterated that the enforcement posture, which he said is still in place, does not exempt immigrants without criminal records from enforcement actions.


    "We never stated we're ... going to stop arresting any type of immigration violator.

    We continue to arrest immigration violators. We use discretion when appropriate. That will remain in effect until further notice," he said.


    Lucero said the late summer operation initially targeted those with convictions or charges related to domestic abuse and then expanded. "We know a lot more people are spending time at home to mitigate the spread of COVID-19," he added. "We wanted to do everything we could to prevent people from getting hurt, especially in their own homes."


    Since the early days of the Trump administration, ICE agents have no longer been bound to Obama-era policies that instructed them to focus on arresting and deporting immigrants with certain criminal records, recent border-crossers and those who reentered the country after being deported.


    ICE and its enforcement priorities under President Trump have become a focal point of the nation's broader debate around immigration, with some Democratic lawmakers calling for the agency to be abolished. Advocates for immigrants have also criticized ICE's response to the spread of the coronavirus inside its sprawling immigration detention system, which is the largest in the world.


    More than 5,300 immigrants have tested positive for the coronavirus while in custody and at least six detainees have died after contracting the virus, according to the agency's latest statistics.


    Lucero on Tuesday noted the agency's detainee population has declined dramatically during the pandemic, declining to roughly 21,000 this week, and said officials are screening new detainees for medical vulnerabilities to assess whether they can be released if they don't pose a flight risk or public safety threat. He noted, however, that those with criminal convictions that make them subject to "mandatory detention" under a 1996 Clinton-era immigration law are not eligible for release.


    The pandemic has also significantly limited ICE operations. As of August 22, the agency had made nearly 94,500 arrests inside communities, as well as at state and federal jails, in fiscal year 2020, 89% percent of which were immigrants with criminal convictions or pending charges, according to ICE officials. During the same time span in fiscal year 2019, ICE made more than 143,000 arrests, 86% of which were immigrants with convictions or charges.


    However, Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, policy counsel at the American Immigration Council, noted that the number of people entering ICE detention after being arrested by the agency, rather than being transferred by border officials, has been increasing in recent weeks, according to agency data. He expressed concern about ICE arrests in communities increasing while the coronavirus continues to be widespread in the U.S.


    "There is still a pandemic raging," Reichlin-Melnick told CBS News. "ICE should not be engaging in large-scale enforcement actions that send people to detention centers where the virus is rampant."

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    ICE News Releases


    09/01/2020

    SAN ANTONIO, TX

    ENFORCEMENT AND REMOVAL

    ICE arrests 125 individuals in central and south Texas during latest operations targeting criminal aliens
    Data captured from July 13 to Aug. 20 shows that ICE officers arrested 125 at-large individuals in central and south Texas living illegally in the U.S., or who are removable from the U.S. due to their criminal histories. About 85 percent of those arrested by ICE on immigration charges also had criminal convictions or pending criminal charges.



    09/01/2020

    LOS ANGELES, CA

    ENFORCEMENT AND REMOVAL


    National ICE efforts result in more than 300 local arrests
    ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO)
    Los Angeles identified, targeted, and arrested removable aliens who have been previously arrested, or have pending charges or convictions, for crimes against people – including, but not limited to, assault/battery, burglary, child cruelty, domestic violence, kidnapping, and sexual offenses.



    09/01/2020

    DENVER, CO

    ENFORCEMENT AND REMOVAL


    ICE arrests 63 individuals in Colorado and Wyoming in latest operation targeting criminal aliens
    During the enforcement action, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 63 at-large individuals living illegally in the U.S., or who are removable from the U.S. due to their criminal histories. About 85 percent of those arrested by ICE on immigration charges also had criminal convictions or pending criminal charges.



    09/01/2020

    SALT LAKE CITY, UT

    ENFORCEMENT AND REMOVAL


    ICE arrests 122 individuals in Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Montana in latest operation targeting criminal aliens
    During the enforcement action, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers arrested 122 at-large individuals living illegally in the U.S., or who are removable from the U.S. due to their criminal histories. About 85 percent of those arrested by ICE on immigration charges also had criminal convictions or pending criminal charges.



    09/01/2020

    NEWARK, NJ

    ENFORCEMENT AND REMOVAL


    ICE ERO announces results of latest operations targeting criminal aliens
    The individuals arrested throughout New Jersey were nationals of Brazil (1), China (1), Colombia (2), Costa Rica (1), Dominican Republic (6), Ecuador (5), El Salvador (7), Guatemala (12), Guyana (1), Haiti (2), Honduras (8), India (1), Jamaica (1), Mexico (22), Nicaragua (1), Peru (2), Trinidad (1), United Kingdom (2), and Venezuela (1).



    09/01/2020

    WASHINGTON, DC

    ENFORCEMENT AND REMOVAL


    ICE announces results of latest operations targeting criminal aliens
    In FY 2019, ICE ERO arrested individuals with more than 1,900 convictions and charges for homicide, 1,800 for kidnapping, 12,000 sex offenses, 5,000 sexual assaults, 45,000 assaults, 67,000 crimes involving drugs, 10,000 weapons offenses, and 74,000 DUIs.



    09/01/2020

    NEW YORK, NY

    ENFORCEMENT AND REMOVAL

    ICE arrests 83 in NYC during latest national operations targeting criminal aliens
    In New York, ICE ERO officers arrested 83 individuals from 25 countries, including Albania, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Russia, Trinidad, and Uzbekistan.

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    ICE ERO Phoenix nets 67 arrests in latest operations targeting ...

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    2 days ago - Of the 67 arrested, 54 aliens had criminal convictions. The arrests were carried out by designated ERO Fugitive Operations Teams and Mobile ...
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