It’s completely absurd how many arrests come from previously convicted illegal criminals that have already been in and out of the system.
Now to top things off, we have 80% of the 212 people that have been arrested in the Las Angeles area just this week for immigration law violations. Each of these individuals have all been previously arrested and convicted before. In over a span of five days, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) depiction officers and special agents have made over 122 notices of inspection and arrests in over 77 different businesses in northern California.
The problem is, the convicted criminals are failing to leave the U.S. after being ordered to do so. This is causing a huge pile-up of crime and the mindset to continue to do whatever they please. Something serious needs to be done, and quick, before things get even worse for our nation and people!
One hundred and ninety-five of the 212 arrested included convicted criminals, those who failed to leave the United States after being issued a final order of removal, and those who returned to the U.S. after being removed.
More than 55 percent of those arrested were serious or violent felons or had been convicted on significant or multiple misdemeanors. Their crimes include child sex crimes, weapons charges, and assault.
ICE Deputy Director Thomas D. Homan remarked:
Because sanctuary jurisdictions like Los Angeles prevent ICE from arresting criminal aliens in the secure confines of a jail, our officers are forced to conduct at-large arrests in the community, putting officers, the general public and the aliens at greater risk and increasing the incidents of collateral arrests.
ICE focuses its enforcement efforts on individuals who “pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security.” This does not mean that any class of illegal aliens are exempt from enforcement actions.
Notices of inspection went to a variety of businesses. “A notice of inspection alerts business owners that ICE is going to audit their hiring records to determine whether or not they are in compliance with the law,” according to ICE. “If the businesses are found to not be in compliance with the law, they will face civil fines and potential criminal prosecution.”
Fewer jail arrests mean more arrests on the street, and that also requires more resources, which is why we are forced to send additional resources to those areas to meet operational needs and officer safety. Consistent with our public safety mission, 88 percent of those arrested during this operation were convicted criminals.
Some of the 212 arrested this week will face federal criminal prosecution, while others will be processed for removal from the United States.