News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Fri. Mar. 13, 2015: A Jamaican national arrested in Atlanta, Georgia, who was convicted in 2014 of breaking and entering, larceny, speeding to elude arrest and assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, is among over two thousand foreign immigrants who will be sent back to their native lands.
The unnamed immigrant was among 2,059 convicted criminals rounded up by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) during a five-day nationwide operation targeting convicted criminal aliens subject to removal from the United States.
“This nationwide operation led to the apprehension of more than 2,000 convicted criminal aliens who pose the greatest risk to our public safety,” said Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. “Today, communities around the country are safer because of the great work of the men and women of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”
The operation, dubbed “Cross Check,” began Sunday, March 1, and ended Thursday, March 5. Hundreds of ERO officers participated in the operation that focused on the arrests of public safety threats. Those arrested are from 94 countries and have a wide array of criminal convictions.
More than 1,000 of those arrested have felony convictions, including voluntary manslaughter, child pornography, robbery, kidnapping and rape.
Of the total 2,059 criminals arrested, 58 are known gang members or affiliates, and 89 are convicted sex offenders.