Who are the persons ICE arrested recently in the Los Angeles area? Eighty-eight percent (88%) of the 212 individuals arrested in the Los Angeles area this week for ICE immigration law violations were criminals with previous convictions.
Over the course of five days, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officers and special agents made the arrests and served 122 notices of inspection (NOIs) to businesses in the Los Angeles area of responsibility. This is in addition to notices of inspection issued to 77 businesses in northern California just weeks ago.
92% — 195 of the 212 arrested included 1) convicted criminals, 2) those who failed to leave the United States after being issued a final order of removal, and 3) those who returned to the U.S. after being removed.
More than 55 percent of those arrested were serious or violent felons or had been convicted on significant or multiple misdemeanors. Their crimes include child sex crimes, weapons charges, and assault.
ICE Deputy Director Thomas D. Homan remarked:
“Because sanctuary jurisdictions like Los Angeles prevent ICE from arresting criminal aliens in the secure confines of a jail, our officers are forced to conduct at-large arrests in the community, putting officers, the general public and the aliens at greater risk and increasing the incidents of collateral arrests.”
ICE focuses its enforcement efforts on individuals who “pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security.” This does not mean that any class of illegal aliens are exempt from enforcement actions.
Firenze Sage: Rack one up for the good guys.