Jamiesfeast – According to reports, law enforcement authorities arrested more than 190 people in Georgia and the Carolinas as part of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation. The operation specifically targeted individuals who were involved in criminal activities, those who had re-entered the country illegally, and individuals who were fugitives from immigration authorities.
According to reports, it is also alleged that out of the 190 individuals arrested by ERO Atlanta for being unlawfully present, 127 of them had prior criminal convictions along with their illegal immigration status. Furthermore, 29 of these individuals had already been removed from the United States previously and had illegally re-entered.
Seventeen individuals were fugitives with final orders of removal issued by a federal immigration judge.
In Georgia, authorities arrested 87 individuals who were identified as illegal immigrants. Similarly, in North Carolina, law enforcement apprehended 84 individuals, while in South Carolina, 19 individuals were taken into custody for being in the country illegally.
Several individuals have been apprehended, including a Mexican national, in Georgia, who is wanted in his home country for charges related to homicide and attempted homicide. Additionally, an arrest was made in the Charlotte, N.C., area of an individual who had previously been convicted on three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. This immigrant had been deported but illegally re-entered the United States.
The United States is currently facing a growing crisis of illegal immigration, which is impacting several states, including those that are not designated as sanctuary states.
According to sources, the operation focused on addressing specific public safety concerns, such as convicted criminal aliens, gang members, and individuals who have violated immigration laws. This includes those who have re-entered the country after being deported and immigration fugitives who have been ordered deported by federal immigration judges.
ICE has stated that the U.S. Attorney’s Office will criminally prosecute some of the individuals who were arrested during the operation for illegal entry and illegal reentry after deportation.