News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. June 22, 2011: Several convicted criminal migrants from the Caribbean and Latin America are among over 2,400 recently iced by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
Among them are a 32-year-old Dominican Republic man residing in Amesbury, Mass., who is a registered sex offender convicted of assault, battery on a household member, indecent assault, battery on a child, and leaving the scene/person injured and a 37-year-old Mexican residing in North Hills, Calif. who was convicted of aggravated felony sex crime and rape of an unconscious victim.
The Obama administration says it remains committed to prioritize the removal of criminal aliens that threaten public and national security.
The seven-day targeted “Cross Check” enforcement operation led to the arrest of more than 2,400 convicted criminal aliens and immigration fugitives in May of this year.
“The results of this operation underscore ICE’s ongoing focus on arresting those convicted criminal aliens who prey upon our communities, and tracking down fugitives who game our nation’s immigration system,” said ICE Director John Morton. “This targeted enforcement operation is a direct result of excellent teamwork among law enforcement agencies who share a commitment to protect public safety.”