ICE rounds up some gang members
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials arrested more than 900 criminal gang members in a recent sting operation that targeted those associated with drug trafficking, human smuggling, sex trafficking, murder and racketeering.It will be interesting to see how long they actually hold them this time or if they do deport them. It is hard to have any confidence in how the Obama administration handles these matters.
The federal agency announced Monday evening it apprehended 1,133 people in the five-week operation from Feb. 15 to March 21, nicknamed "Project Shadowfire" by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations unit.
Twenty percent of those arrested were foreigners from countries in Central America, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. Of those 239 individuals, 132 were charged with immigration violations as a result of the raids. The majority of those arrested were affiliated with gangs including MS-13, Sureños, Norteños, Bloods and several prison-based gangs. About 200 were not gang members.