"Although arrests by ICE are up 35% nationwide since Trump took office, they remain relatively flat in Southern California as of earlier this month. Arrests of immigrants without criminal pasts have remained low in the L.A. region as well, as agents are doing little, if anything, differently from what they were under the previous administration, ICE officials say."
Federal agents nab nearly 200 people in L.A.-area immigration raids targeting criminals
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those arrested in the operation, which ended
Wednesday, had prior convictions, officials
said. Those arrested included nationals from
11 countries. The majority, 146 people, are
from Mexico. Others are nationals of El
Salvador, Armenia, Honduras, Thailand,
Yugoslavia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia and
the Philippines, according to ICE.
deported in 2013 after serving a nine-year prison term for
rape and who returned to the United States illegally, ICE said
in a statement. Also detained were a previously deported 51-
year-old from Mexico convicted of cocaine trafficking, a 47-
year-old from Mexico with prior convictions for felony
assault and another conviction for battery, and a 26-year-old
Salvadoran national who is a registered sex offender,
according to ICE.
Immigrants who are not being criminally prosecuted will be processed for removal from the country, ICE said.
MEXICAN HEROIN POURS OVER THE NARCOMEX-U.S. BORDER
ABOUT ANOTHER MURDER, RAPE, MOLESTATION, STABBING OR HIT-AND-RUN CAUSED BY AN ILLEGAL MEXICAN!
Immigrant charged in crash was
deported 5 times, family says victim’s
death ‘could have been prevented’