The stereotypical notion of illegal aliens living in the southwest – Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and California – was challenged with a sweep across all five boroughs of New York City and even beyond into the suburban counties surrounding the city.

Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE) and Removal Operations (ERO) conducted the 11-day operation that swept up 114 illegal immigrants and fugitives with serious criminal records, including child molestation, rape and manslaughter.

The arrests came as ICE continues to ramp up its efforts to find illegals who have committed crimes and are candidates for deportation, including those who have re-entered after previous deportation.

Of the 114, who came from 35 countries, 82 had prior criminal convictions.

Significantly, nine of the 114 had been released by local law enforcement in accordance with Mayor Bill deBlasio’s policy of running New York as a “sanctuary city” in defiance of federal immigration law.

Thomas Decker, field office director for ERO New York, addressed the danger of sanctuary cities and criticism of President Trump’s mandate to ICE to crack down on illegals who have criminal records.

“Of those arrested during this operation, nine were released from New York custody with an active detainer, which poses an increased risk to the officers and the community.

Regardless of politics, ICE will be diligent in its responsibility to find those who come to the United States to prey upon our communities and ultimately return them to their home countries.”

The criminal records of those arrested are mind-boggling and a testament to the need for more operations of this kind.

Of the 114, at least one dozen had convictions for drug trafficking and many were in possession of drugs at the time of their arrest; 17 had DUI convictions on their record.

Other crimes of the 114 included assault, burglary, child endangerment, fraud, forgery and kidnapping.

Shockingly, the group included a Jamaican national with a conviction of child molestation, an Ecuadorian convicted of rape and a Mexican national with a conviction of first-degree manslaughter,

The majority of the illegals, nearly 90, came from Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean, with only a few from predominately Muslim countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia.

But somehow, all 114 found there way to New York City – and it is a fair bet that their compatriots are still there, free to continue to commit crimes until they are tracked down by ICE and removed from the country.

Please SHARE on Facebook to spread the word about the increased activity of ICE in rounding up and deporting illegal aliens with criminal convictions. Alien murders, rapists and child molesters do not belong in our country and should not be given a safe haven in sanctuary cities.

Source: Free Beacon

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