160 illegal immigrants arrested in New York and Boston: among them are Russians and Ukrainians
US immigration and customs officials arrested 82 people during five-day raids in New York, the Hudson Valley, and Long Island. There are 80 people in Boston. Among the detainees are Russians and Ukrainians.
Arrests were made due to violations of US immigration law. More than 40 detainees in New York had previously been released from custody by local law enforcement agencies, 10 of those arrested had been expelled from the United States, and they returned illegally. Some have been convicted of serious or violent crimes (sexually motivated; assaults; weapons-related crimes) or serious / multiple misconduct, according to the official website. ICE.
“Because of the meaningless local laws in New York, thousands of illegal immigrants have been released. If this trend continues, thousands more will be released, to jeopardize the safety of the inhabitants of our city. ICE deportation officers continue to focus law enforcement on the arrest and expulsion of criminals who consider the country's laws to be mere assumptions, ”said Thomas Decker, director of the Compulsory Expulsion and Expulsion Unit (ERO) in New York.
Among those arrested in New York are citizens of Algeria, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Spain and Ukraine. ERO deportation officers arrested throughout New York, in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island, in particular in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau and Suffolk districts on Long Island, as well as in the Hudson Valley counties - Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester. One arrest was made in Essex County, New Jersey.
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“The arrests clearly demonstrate the public safety risks that arise when government agencies adopt policies prohibiting cooperation with immigration law enforcement,” said Marcos D. Charles, Acting Director of the ERO Office in Boston, quoted ICE. - Communities that protect criminal aliens only increase the threat to public safety. ICE will continue to make every effort to protect citizens and enforce federal immigration laws, despite problems. ”
Among the 80 people arrested in Boston, more than 60 people were convicted criminals or their cases were pending in criminal proceedings; 12 detainees were previously sentenced to expulsion, but they did not leave the United States or were deported before, and they returned illegally. Among the detainees there are those convicted of serious or violent crimes (sexually motivated against children, various kinds of attacks, in particular with the use of weapons) or were convicted of serious / multiple offenses.
Among those arrested in Boston are citizens of Brazil, Colombia, Cape Verde, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Moldova, Peru, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Uganda, Great Britain and Uruguay. ERO deportation officers arrested in Massachusetts counties: Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Plymouth, and Worcester. Arrests were also made in Providence, Rhode Island, Hartford, Connecticut, Manchester, New Hampshire.
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