ICE Arrests 32 Immigrants On Long Island For Alleged Sex Crimes

Frederick Owens
August 12, 2017

Operation SOAR (Sex Offender Alien Removal) led to the arrests of 32 foreign nationals with previous criminal sexual convictions - 12 of whom are registered sex offenders.

Data from the US Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) revealed about a 30 per cent increase in Chicago arrests and deportations compared with the end of the Obama administration, Xinhua reported.

The men were arrested over a 10-day period ending Thursday as Enforcement and Removal Operations agents fanned out to towns across Long Island where those immigrants were known to reside, the agency said.

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ICE Field office director for New York, Thomas R. Decker said the agency will not waiver in its promise to arrest and remove criminal aliens from U.S. neighborhoods. Of the crimes alleged, several are pending and the criminal histories are extremely egregious. "ICE will not waiver in its promise to arrest and remove criminal aliens from our neighborhoods". Those who have already have deportation orders, or who returned to the US illegally after previously being deported, will be removed from the country immediately.

Those arrested include nationals from the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Mexico and Peru.

ICE said the individuals arrested will go through a process to be removed from the United States unless they have "outstanding orders of deportation" or who entered the country illegally after having been deported previously, and, as such, are subject to immediate removal.

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