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ICE Raids in Sanctuary Cities Net Nearly 500 Illegal Immigrants

ICE Raids in Sanctuary Cities Net Nearly 500 Illegal Immigrants
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By    |   Thursday, 28 September 2017 03:38 PM

Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) arrested 498 illegal immigrants this week during a four-day sweep in sanctuary cities, acting director Tom Homan announced Thursday.

The sanctuary cities — and states — that were swept and number of arrests per, according to ICE:

  • Philadelphia: 107
  • Los Angeles : 101
  • Denver: 63
  • Massachusetts: 50
  • New York: 45
  • Portland, Oregon: 33
  • Cook County, Illinois: 30
  • Baltimore: 28
  • Santa Clara County, California: 27
  • Washington, D.C.: 14

"Sanctuary jurisdictions that do not honor detainers or allow us access to jails and prisons are shielding criminal aliens from immigration enforcement and creating a magnet for illegal immigration," Homan said in a release. "As a result, ICE is forced to dedicate more resources to conduct at-large arrests in these communities."

The sweep, titled "Operation Safe City," netted illegals from 42 countries, including 18 who had criminal convictions for a range of sexual offenses, including 11 that were against children.

The breakdown of the illegals caught by ICE:

  • 317 had criminal convictions
  • 68 are immigration fugitives
  • 104 are previously deported criminal aliens
  • 18 are gang members or affiliates

"ICE"s goal is to build cooperative, respectful relationships with our law enforcement partners to help prevent dangerous criminal aliens from being released back onto the streets. Non-cooperation policies severely undermine that effort at the expense of public safety," Homan said.

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