On Tuesday, Newsday's Antonio Planas reported that, “ Federal authorities arrested 23 immigrants with sex crimes convictions in a six-day operation on Long Island and New York City, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Monday. Personnel with ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, or ERO, made the arrests during the operation that ended Saturday, officials said.”
The report continued, “ Those arrested have past convictions for such crimes as sexual abuse and rape, and included several registered sex offenders, officials said. “When we talk about the safety of our communities, it should not be politics, it should be common sense,” Thomas R. Decker, field office director for ERO New York said in a statement. “We arrested nearly two dozen convicted sex offenders this past week, including many who conducted heinous acts against children, and could have been turned over to ICE instead of released back into our neighborhoods.”
The immigrants arrested will be detained pending removal proceedings or criminal prosecution, officials said. They include nationals from Canada, Egypt, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Pakistan, Portugal, Philippines and Mexico, authorities said.”
Despite, the criticism of President Trump’s tough stance on illegal immigration, arrests like these support the President’s position on the building of a border barrier and heightened enforcement operations.
H/T: New York Newsday