35 detained in WV as part of 10-day ICE sweep

35 detained in WV as part of 10-day ICE sweep

35 detained in WV as part of 10-day ICE sweep

Ninety percent of the 188 people detained had prior criminal convictions, many for drug offenses and driving under the influence, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement.

She also said enforcement operations such as this week's arrests are fairly routine and that ICE conducts two to three of them a year. "169, or nearly 90 percent, had prior criminal convictions", a statement from the agency read. "By taking these individuals off the streets and removing them from the country, we're making our communities safer for everyone".

That person will be placed in removal proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Department of Justice agency that administers the nation's immigration courts, Kice said. According to the agency, the arrestees consisted of 177 men and 11 women and included nationals from 11 countries - Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Armenia, Honduras, Russia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Yugoslavia and Cambodia.

ICE reportedly made 41,800 arrests from January 20 to April 29, targeting people who are illegally residing in the country. In the Trump administration, agents are able to arrest anyone in violation of immigration law.

A U.S. law enforcement source in Mexico said U.S. Marshals were involved in their arrest. Smaller numbers were identified as Salvadoran, Guatemalan, Armenian and Russian nationals.

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"His daughter is active-duty military, his son-in-law is active duty military", said Jennie Pasquarella, a director of immigrants' rights at the ACLU. "He's been a valued member of his family and community for decades and they seem to be going after people for a conviction that's as old as 1992".

Since President Trump signed an executive order on immigration shortly after taking office, more than 41,000 people have been arrested nationwide, an increase of almost 40 percent over the same period past year, ICE stated. The numbers, according to ICE, represent a 20% increase over the same period previous year.

Trump's first month in office was dominated by a battle over his temporary travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries and harsh personal criticism of federal judges who blocked his immigration order. Homeland Security databases indicated the man arrested in Los Angeles was deported in 2013 after serving a nine-year prison term, but returned to the United States illegally.

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