President Trump promised a crackdown on illegal immigration and a crackdown is what we got.
Just a few weeks ago the Department of Homeland Security announced the launch of a multi-city sting operation that would target urban areas providing sanctuary for illegal aliens in violation of federal law.
And the administration wasn’t joking.
In a four-day sting this week, ICE agents arrested nearly 500 criminal illegal aliens who were being given sanctuary in various cities.
Of those arrested, a majority had criminal records, many had already been deported at least once before, and others were fugitives or gang members.
We call that a successful operation.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Nearly 500 criminal illegal aliens were arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a four-day operation in sanctuary city jurisdictions, which shield illegal aliens from deportation.
Known as Operation Safe City, ICE agents detained a total of 498 illegal aliens living in sanctuary cities who violated U.S. immigration laws; have criminal convictions or pending criminal charges; are known gang members, immigration fugitives; and those who re-entered the U.S. after already being deported, according to ICE officials.
Illegal aliens who are currently shielded from deportation by the Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program were not targeted in the operation, though those individuals will become eligible for deportation as their temporary protected status expires over the next two years.
Of the illegal aliens arrested:
- 317 had criminal convictions
- 68 are immigration fugitives
- 104 are previously deported criminal aliens
- 18 are gang members or affiliates
The sanctuary cities targeted in the operation included:
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (107)
- Los Angeles, California (101)
- Denver, Colorado (63)
- Massachusetts statewide (50)
- New York City, New York (45)
- Portland, Oregon (33)
- Cook County, Illinois (30)
- Baltimore, Maryland (28)
- Santa Clara County, California (27)
- Washington, D.C. (14)