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ICE Arrests 1,378 Suspected Gang Members in Record Sweep

May 12, 2017  | 

The Trump administration has concluded a six-week nationwide sweep of suspected gang members with 1,378 arrests — the largest such gang sweep conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to date.

The operation, which ran from March 26 through May 6, targeted gang members and associates involved in transnational criminal activity, including drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human smuggling, sex trafficking, murder and racketeering.  

According to ICE, of the 1,378 total arrested, 933 were U.S. citizens, and 1,095 were confirmed as gang members or affiliates. Also, 104 of those arrested were affiliated with MS-13 gang, eight of whom illegally crossed the border as unaccompanied minors, Fox News reports.

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Mark @ 5/12/2017 5:06 PM

I can hear it now, "This is terrible what the Trump Administration is doing to these poor undocumented immigrants! They are tearing families apart and these people were doing the jobs no American will do."

They will say that and ignore that these guys were committing crimes like drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human smuggling, sex trafficking, murder and racketeering. They will ignore the fact that their hero Obama removed more aliens than any other President. And I bet the gang members who came as minors will be called, "Dreamers."

As an 1811 with ICE I removed (deported) many criminal aliens and they were all single young males with no family in the U.S. They thought money just blew around in the streets in America and they could just pick it up and make a living and send it back to family in their home country. When they got here they realized that was't true and it was hard to make it in America. So these guys turned to crime.

Mark @ 5/12/2017 5:09 PM

And keep this in mind too. I saw an interview on CNN last year where they spoke to illegal aliens protesting in California. The one girl literally said on CNN that she thought it was wrong and unfair that she and her family had to follow any immigration laws.


jim @ 5/12/2017 8:02 PM

Targeting illegal alien gang-bangers for deportation should have started back in the mid-80's when the gangs first got a foothold in the U.S.. Now, 30 years later, there are second and third generation bangers with multi-generational family members entrenched in communities all over the country. That base now has political clout that is showing itself in some of the 'sanctuary cities' and protests. They couldn't care less about America or it's citizens, they are all in for themselves and 'their people'.

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