- The Immigration and Customs Service (ICE) reported Tuesday that it detained 54 immigrants in New York as part of nationwide operations.
- The arrests in New York included charges filed for assault, sexual assault on a child, lewd and lewd acts against a child, rape and criminal possession of a loaded firearm.
- All persons arrested will remain in the custody of ICE pending the outcome of their removal proceedings before an immigration judge.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) officers conducted an immigration enforcement raid.
It resulted in the arrest of 54 immigrants throughout the New York City metropolitan area and the neighboring counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Dutchess, Ulster, and Westchester, according to reports de ICE.
The operations are part of a nationwide strategy that ICE is carrying out this month in cities called “sanctuary” to emphasize the immigration issue, which do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities, during the final part of the president’s re-election campaign Donald Trump.
Operations have been carried out between October 3 and 9, and the first were in the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego (California), with a large Latino population, with a balance of 128 detainees.
The week-long nationwide immigration enforcement activity, which began on October 3 and concluded on October 9, focused on targeting and arresting people in sanctuary cities.
“ICE continues to protect communities by taking foreign criminals off the streets regardless of the cooperation policies of any locality, which is part of our mission mandated by Congress,” said the senior ICE official in compliance with the duties. from director Tony H. Pham.
“The officers and agents of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service are sworn federal officers who enforce US immigration laws. Created by Congress to keep this country safe.”
It was followed by Seattle (Washington), Denver (Colorado), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Baltimore (Maryland), the nation’s capital (Washington DC) and New York (New York), with a total of 178 immigrants in ICE custody.
The 54 people detained in New York were citizens and nationals of the following countries: China, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Jamaica, Mexico, Moldova, Mozambique, Pakistan, Panama, Peru and St. Lucia.