The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency has just cracked down on the criminal illegal alien presence with 132 arrests of the most dangerous gang members in and around the nation's capital, sending sweeps throughout Washington, DC as part of Operation Eagle's Shield.
Operation Eagle's Shield is a meticulously planned solution to targeting known criminal aspects of the illegal alien populations throughout DC and Virginia, where ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations, US Customs and Border Protection, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the US Marshals Service and the US Attorney’s Office all provided assistance with the operation.
“Through July 9th until July 20th, officers from the ERO Washington Field Office targeted and arrested various violent offenders, gang members, sex offenders, fugitives from justice, and those who otherwise pose a significant public safety threat,” ICE said in a press release.
Of those criminal elements which were targeted, the joint agencies comprising of Operation Eagle's Shield sent law enforcement agents across the DC metro area and into Virginia to specifically hunt down wanted members of MS-13 and the 18th Street gangs. They are notorious for brutal slayings of Americans, illicit narcotics and arms-dealing, murder-for-hire, as well as child sex trafficking, and forced prostitution through human smuggling.
“We set out to locate and detain known, dangerous criminal aliens who are hiding and operating in the neighborhoods we call home,” said ERO Washington field office director Russell Hott. “Today’s announcement is the result of the absolutely essential work our ICE officers perform to identify the worst of the worst and ensure they have no refuge here.”
These monstrosities are a plague to society, and pose an enormous threat to law-abiding citizens in the region, terrorizing anyone and everyone who would get in the way of their illicit criminal enterprises.
Of the whopping 132 gang-affiliated criminal illegal aliens arrested, ICE released the following examples of the types of <i>animals</i> they've now taken off the streets.
<i>• An El Salvadoran national identified as a high-ranking MS-13 member.</i>
<i>• A Bolivian national who has four prior convictions for rape and intercourse with a victim under thirteen.</i>
<i>• A Peruvian national previously convicted for battery and failure to register as a sex offender.</i>
<i>• A Mongolian national previously convicted for driving under the influence and forgery.</i>
<i>• An El Salvadoran national who is currently facing criminal charges for felony strangulation.</i>
<i>• A Honduran national and illegal re-entrant with an outstanding warrant for two counts of felony rape, two counts of felony sodomy, and two counts of felony sexual abuse.</i>
<i>• A Philippine national previously convicted of felony possession of a firearm with a controlled substance.</i>
<i>• A Guatemalan national previously convicted for consensual sexual intercourse with a child.</i>
<i>• An El Salvadoran national who is the subject of a U.S. Marshals federal arrest warrant for felony assault with a deadly weapon.</i>
<i>• A Jamaican national previously convicted of forgery.</i>
Many of those arrested have been previously deported, which under the illegal re-entry focus of the Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice, will face potential imprisonment of up to 20 years if convicted.
The highest priority of any law enforcement agency is to protect the safety and security of the communities it serves.
ICE prioritizes the removal of public safety and national security threats, those who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who have failed to comply with a final order of removal, and those who have engaged in fraud/willful misrepresentation in connection with official government matters.
With the cooperation of ICE’s “Secure Communities” protocol, Special Agents are able to quickly identify all removable aliens in custody, which helps in assistance with speeding up the deportation proceedings against federal criminal aliens.
Secure Communities is a simple and common sense way to carry out ICE's enforcement priorities for those aliens detained in the custody of another law enforcement agency (LEA).
It uses a federal information-sharing partnership between DHS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that helps to identify in-custody aliens without imposing new or additional requirements on state and local law enforcement, a method that is increasingly useful with so-called “sanctuary states,” such as California, and others; who bar local, county, and state law enforcement from cooperating with ICE in locating threats to communities who should be deported.
For decades, local law enforcement agencies place biometric data of arrested criminals, such as fingerprints, into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database, helping locate and track those fleeing criminal prosecutions across the country.
With the refusal from many Democratic states and cities to cooperate with ICE, they can still access this data shared with the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and quickly identify their potential suspects to verify their identity.
In the raids of Operation Eagle's Shield, 131 men, and one female illegal alien were captured, as well as utilizing the Secure Communities resources in order to quickly proceed to deport those arrested.
Nine of the criminal illegal alien gang members have already been deported from the United States of America from the raids which began less than two weeks ago.
37 of the individuals arrested during Operation Eagle’s Shield for federal offenses like re-entry after removal, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Every remaining gang member will soon be deported, outside of those facing prior criminal prosecution across the nation, who will be sent to the local facility where they're awaiting trial.
Out of the 132 arrests, the countries of origin include Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Mongolia, Peru, Philippines, South Africa and Sudan.
“ICE continues to focus its enforcement resources on individuals who pose a threat to national security, public safety, and border security. ICE conducts targeted immigration enforcement in compliance with federal law and agency policy,” ICE said in a press release. “ICE no longer exempts classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement. All of those in violation of the immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention, and if found removable by final order, removal from the United States.”
Controversial “sanctuary” policies have tied the hands of ICE operations in many areas, who must essentially take to the streets going door-to-door building a dossier on each of the individuals they've been tasked with tracking, prior to locating and apprehending those criminals.
The people of the United States of America will be able to further assist the efforts of ICE, by taking to the polls in November and voting the Democratic Party’s bastion of open-borders leaders out of power.
Members of the public who have information about foreign fugitives are urged to contact ICE by calling the ICE tip line at 1-866-347-2423 or internationally at 001-1802-872-6199.
<a href="https://www.ice.gov/webform/hsi-tip-form">They can also submit a tip over the internet by completing ICE’s online form by clicking here.</a>
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is also bringing down suspected child-sex offenders through Operation Predator.
You can also contact ICE via the Operation Predator application for mobile devices. ICE has created a smartphone app – the first of its kind in U.S. federal law enforcement – designed to seek the public's help with fugitive and unknown suspect child predators.
The iOS version of the app can be downloaded from<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/operation-predator/id695130859?mt=8"> Apple's App Store and iTunes</a>; the Android version is also available via<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.java.ice"> Google Play Store</a>.
Contact your elected officials and tell them to end funding for “sanctuary” cities and states which are being perpetrated by the Democratic Party’s elite.
<a href="https://www.house.gov/Representatives">Click here to find your elected officials in the House of Representatives.</a>
<a href="https://www.senate.gov/reference/common/faq/How_to_correspond_senators.htm">Click here to find your elected officials in the United States Senate.</a>
Most importantly, tell them to continue to assist President Trump's agenda, by financing the $25 billion in a proposed border wall along the southern boundary with Mexico.
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