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Phoenix (US), Sep 3 (Canadian-Media): The results of recent enforcement actions conducted by Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers throughout Arizona was announced Sep 3 by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeting arrested removable aliens, or have pending charges or convictions, for crimes involving victims, ICE reports said.
Data captured from July 13 to Aug. 20 shows that local ERO officers arrested more than 60 at-large individuals living illegally in the U.S., or who are removable from the U.S. due to their criminal convictions. Of the 67 arrested, 54 aliens had criminal convictions. The arrests were carried out by designated ERO Fugitive Operations Teams and Mobile Criminal Arrest Teams.
“These targeted arrests of convicted removable aliens represent some solace to those who suffered abuse – they will not be allowed to further victimize those in our communities,” said Corey Price, interim field office director for the Phoenix ERO office. “My officers executed these arrests with precision and professionalism, and I want to thank them for their efforts resulting in a successful targeted enforcement action.”
Many had multiple criminal convictions and pending charges for crimes committed against victims. Those crimes included: domestic violence, aggravated assault, possession of deadly weapons, illegal entry,molestation of a minor, kidnapping, sexual assault-carnal abuse, sexual offense against a child-fondling among other convictions.
In its attempts to target aliens other public safety and national security threats every day, ICE does not exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement and takes many factors into account when targeting and arresting individuals, including their criminal immigration history.
Victims of crime are encouraged to contact ICE’s VOICE office for assistance, with its toll-free VOICE Hotline number: 1-855-48-VOICE.