ICE Arrests Over 1,000 Gang Members In Nationwide Sweep

ICE Arrests Over 1,000 Gang Members In Nationwide Sweep

Most would say this is pretty darned good news

(NBC News) Immigration and Customs and Enforcement agents have recently arrested over 1,300 people in a large gang-enforcement operation across the United States, officials said Thursday.

Twenty-one of the 1,378 people arrested were taken into custody on murder related charges, seven were arrested on rape or sexual assault charges, and 280 were arrested on immigration violations, ICE said.

ICE said in a statement Thursday that 1,095 of those arrested in the latest action were confirmed as gang members or affiliated with gangs. Of those arrested, 1,098 were arrested on criminal charges, the agency said.

It’s all part of ICE’s mission, and, get this, 993 were US citizens, and 445 were foreign nationals (meaning mostly illegal aliens). The operation was a 6 week venture, the largest in its history.

The agency has been criticized for what opponents had feared were roundups of undocumented people during the administration of President Donald Trump, who had made illegal immigration a key issue of his campaign.

NBC couldn’t help themselves in dropping that unhinged tidbit in the story.

The agency also said three people arrested were in the past protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an Obama-era program designed to allow those brought into the United States as children to remain in the country. People in the program are often referred to as “Dreamers” because of its relation to the failed DREAM act.

So, I guess the dream was to be part of a gang and/involved in criminal activity.

The ICE enforcement action concluded last weekend. ICE said that the arrests included 10 members of the gang MS-13 in Fairfax County, Virginia; An operation near San Diego in which 23 alleged gang members were arrested and 17 guns, meth, marijuana and $25,000 in cash was seized; and the arrests of two alleged gang members in San Diego in which cocaine, meth, heroin and four handguns were found.

Would liberals care to complain about ICE working to safeguard the nation when they arrest vicious gang members?

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