A sweeping series of raids carried out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) saw 225 people arrested in the New York area over a period of six days. ICE is calling the raids "Operation Keep Safe" which is responsible for arresting those violating U.S. immigration laws. The six-day sweep ended April 14 and covered New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ICE arrests 225 during Operation Keep Safe in NY: 180 were convicted criminals or had criminal charges pending, more than 80 had been issued a final order of removal & failed to depart the US, or had been previously removed from the US & returned illegally <a href="https://t.co/zbPQFRUDdD">https://t.co/zbPQFRUDdD</a> <a href="https://t.co/KgsckF2xtF">pic.twitter.com/KgsckF2xtF</a></p>— ICE (@ICEgov) <a href="https://twitter.com/ICEgov/status/986293235160109056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 17, 2018</a></blockquote>
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ICE officials said of the 225 who were arrested, 180 were convicted criminals or had pending criminal charges against them and over 80 had been issued a final order of removal and failed to leave the country, or already had been deported and came back again, illegally.
Some of the illegals arrested had prior felony convictions for serious or violent offenses such as child sex crimes, weapons charges, and assault. ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers were responsible for carrying out the arrests.
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An ICE spokesperson said some of those arrested in the raids will face federal criminal prosecutions for entering the country illegally as well as illegal re-entry after deportation. Those who are not being prosecuted federally will be processed administratively and removed from the United States.
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