President Trump and Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, are making good on their promise to keep Americans safe. A promise that included ensuring that dangerous illegals were prevented from freely roaming the streets. And, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement just had a record-breaking week.
From the Washington Examiner:
As promised, immigration police have expanded their campaign to deport illegals with criminal records, announcing the seizure of 368 illegals in seven states and Washington, D.C. That’s nearly a 250 percent increase over the 106 announced a week earlier. The biggest seizures by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were in Texas, but they made arrests as far north as Wyoming.
During a five-day operation in Virginia and Washington, agents made 82 arrests. Their report described the details of the types of illegals that were captured:
“Of the 82 individuals arrested, 68 had previous criminal convictions for crimes like armed robbery, larceny and drug distribution. Of the remaining 14, two had ties to the MS-13 street gang; two had outstanding final orders of removal; three had overstayed their visas; one was wanted by a foreign law enforcement entity; one was a verified human rights violator and two had pending local charges.
The rest of the individuals detained were listed as being in the…
In Texas, San Antonio ICE agents arrested 158 criminal illegals. Field Office Director, Daniel Bible, told the Examiner that ICE’s priority is to target “convicted criminal aliens who pose the greatest threat to public safety.”
Just weeks ago, Senator, Ted Cruz announced that the flow of illegals across the Texas border has dropped drastically since President Trump took office. In addition, Governor Abbott has taken measures to defund sanctuary cities in the state. Abbott also plans to sign a bill that would jail sheriffs who refuse to comply with ICE detainer requests.
Since President Trump began tougher enforcement of federal immigration laws, illegal border crossings have dropped over 60%. 10,000 additional ICE agents have also been added, to aid in the enforcement of his orders. Jeff Sessions plans to meet with ICE officials and tour the Texas border this week.