ICE Press Release: Sting Nets 274 Criminal Immigrants

1 08 2007

Cross posted from The Virtuous Republic

This ICE press release documents of the arrest of 274 “criminal aliens.” While we at The Virtuous Republic applaud the capture and deportation of these criminals, we have to wonder how many will be back, considering the lax supervision at our southern border.

As you read this press release, keep in mind, that under the Kennedy-Bush Amnesty bill, some of these guys would have been granted permanent residency, criminal record and all.


July 20, 2007


ICE arrests 274 criminals, fugitives, immigration violators in Dallas / Fort Worth area

Five-day operation targeting fugitive criminals nets 99 aliens with criminal convictions

 

DALLAS — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrested 274 illegal aliens, criminals and immigration fugitives during a five-day enforcement operation here. Assisting ICE during this operation were officers from Dallas Constable and the following local police departments: Dallas, Irving, Fort Worth, Farmers Branch, Carrolton, Arlington and Blue Mound.

 

This localized, targeted enforcement initiative, which began Monday and concluded today, is part of an ongoing nationwide initiative focused on arresting criminal aliens. During this operation, ICE officers arrested 274 illegal aliens, including 99 with criminal convictions. Among those arrested were 233 men and 28 women. Of the 274 aliens arrested, 137 have already been returned to Mexico.

 

“The primary focus of this operation was to target, arrest and deport criminal aliens,” said Nuria T. Prendes, field office director for the ICE Office of Detention and Removal Operations in Dallas. “These operations are a critical element in removing threats to public safety. At the same time, these operations help protect the integrity of the nation’s legal immigration system.” Prendes heads an area that includes north Texas and the state of Oklahoma.

 

Those arrested included aliens from the following countries: Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nigeria, Romania and South Korea.

 

Following are two examples of those aliens with criminal convictions who were arrested:


Gustavo Noe Castro, 40, from Mexico, was arrested July 19 in Dallas, Texas. Castro has a lengthy criminal history, including the following: arrested and convicted in Dallas in 2000 for Assault on Family Member Resulting in Injury; also arrested and convicted in Dallas in 2000 for Possessing Controlled Substances. Castro also has three prior drunken-driving arrests in Dallas. He is being processed for deportation.

 

Francisco Rafael Trejo, 40, from El Salvador, was arrested July 19. Trejo has a lengthy criminal history, including the following arrests: arrested and convicted of Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon in Dallas in 1991 and 1993; arrested and convicted of Possessing Controlled Substances in 2003. Trejo also has four prior drunken-driving arrests in Dallas. He is being processed for deportation.

 

Some of the crimes associated with the Assault, possession/manufacturing of a controlled substance, unlawful carrying of a weapon, DWI, burglary of a vehicle, burglary of a domicile, theft, injury to a family member, illegal alien with a commercial drivers license with hazmat certificate, sex assault of child, indecency with a child, failure to stop and render aid which resulted in fatality.

 

Those who have not already been returned to Mexico have been placed into deportation proceedings and are awaiting return to their countries of origin.

 

These arrests are part of ICE’s interior enforcement strategy, which was announced in April 2006 by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and ICE Assistant Secretary Julie Myers. A critical element of this interior enforcement strategy is to identify and remove criminal aliens, fugitives and other immigration violators from the United States.

 


**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email stiknstein-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

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A petition from upholdourlaws.com

1 08 2007

Cross posted from Conservative Common Man

I received this petition today and thought I should share it:

On June 28th, 2007, the Senate immigration bill was defeated on a cloture vote of 46-53. This win for our country was remarkable because it showed that the American people are watching Congress and they care about the future of their country.

Patriots like you flooded the Capitol switchboard, filled Congressional mailboxes, sent millions of emails to Congress. You cared enough about your country to fight for it—and you convinced the Senate to stop the amnesty bill.

We need your help again.

This week, possibly as early as tomorrow, House Democrats are trying to ram through legislation that will eliminate the existing requirement for proof of citizenship before someone can receive government healthcare services. Removing the proof of citizenship will provide healthcare coverage for illegal immigrants. This isn’t emergency room services—but healthcare coverage for illegal immigrants on the taxpayer’s dime.

How are House Democrats going to pay for all this? Massive tax increases on everyday Americans like you and me. Even with these tax increases, nonpartisan policy analysts expect this legislation to add $90 billion to the national debt.

Right now, take a moment to continue to fight for America’s futuresign the petition at UpholdtheLaw.com – then, get your friends and family to do the same. Our representatives in Washington need to hear that this legislation is unacceptable to the American People.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans on bringing this legislation to the floor later this week, but the vote will be close – if we act quickly, together we can stop this bill from moving. Sign the petition, call your Congressman – help us spread the word about this terrible legislation.

Regards,
UpholdOurLaws.com

P.S. House Democrats are planning on raising your taxes to expand healthcare coverage for illegal immigrants. Help stop them, by signing the petition and telling your friends to do the same.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email stiknstein-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

More from CAII:

Mexico’s consul from Ark. office speaks in Memphis by Toni at Bear Creek Ledger

Costa Mesa, California checks citizenship of arrestees at The Virtuous Republic

Spencer Abraham, No Way In Hell Fred Thompson! by Debbie at Right Truth








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