Good News: ICE made nearly 250 arrests after a multi-state crackdown, with “sanctuary city” Philadelphia being a main target of the Enforcement and Removal Operations. Way to go ICE! Prayers for their continued efforts and safety!
Washington Examiner REPORTS
The focus was Philadelphia, a so-called “sanctuary city” that has been refusing to comply with ICE demands that city law enforcement detain illegals for arrest.
“In the Philadelphia area, ICE arrested several at large criminal aliens in which the agency had issued detainers but the City of Philadelphia failed to honor them and released the individuals from custody — a situation that puts the public at unnecessary risk. ICE will continue to conduct targeted enforcement operations, whether local jurisdictions intend to cooperate with ICE or not,” said Ritchey.
Key highlights in the ICE statement:
— 120 had a conviction and/or pending charges or 48 percent (88 of those arrested had criminal convictions and 32 of those arrested have pending criminal charges).
— In addition, 50 had been previously removed from the United States and subsequently illegally re-entered.
Six have been accepted for prosecution by United States Attorneys’ Offices for charges including reentry after removal and document fraud.
— 18 were immigration fugitives with outstanding final orders of removal issued by a federal immigration judge.
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