Federal authorities illegally arrested 123 immigrants in the United States during a weeklong tour of New Jersey, which included 14 counties.
The ICE's execution and removal operations were directed against immigrants previously convicted under the influence of US immigration and the Customs said Monday when it announced the arrests. ICE officials said 90% of the detainees were either convicted or prosecuted.
Arrests were made in the following counties: Bergen (4), Burlington (4), Camden (4), Cumberland (9), Essex (13), Hudson (8), Mercer (1
The arrested are between 19 and 56 years old and resident in the following countries: Brazil (3), Costa Rica (3), Dominican Republic (1), Ecuador (16), El Salvador (8), Guatemala (24 ), Honduras (14), Jamaica (1), Mexico (41), Nicaragua (1), Peru (6), Poland (2), Spain (2) and Trinidad (1).
ICE outlined a handful of arrests:
- In Red Bank, a 30-year-old Mexican who is convicted of DUI and endangers a child's well-being /
- In Princeton, a 38-year-old Guatemalan deported a citizen for serious Attack and possession of a weapon.
- In Morristown, a 50-year-old Honduran citizen sentenced for DUI and burglary.
- In Newark, a 41-year-old Peruvian citizen sentenced for DUI, marijuana distribution, shoplifting and gambling. [19659007IntheSomersetSectionofFranklina32-year-oldMexicanDUIisconvictedofmisuseandneglect
- In Plainfield, a 42-year-old Ecuadorian deportee has previously been deported 19659007 In West New York, a 27-year-old Honduran national was found guilty of criminal arrest / assault and active arrest warrants has been violating DUI, domestic violence and disorderly behavior.
- In Neptune, a 39-year-old Mexican citizen convicted of DUI and endangering sexual contact with unauthorized, abusive means of transport and simple abuses.  19659007] In Hamilton, a 38-year-old formerly Mexican citizen convicted of DUI and indecent assaults on a minor.
The deportation procedure is held before an immigration judge, with the exception of those who are already in a final deportation order and will soon be deported according to the ICE. 19659002] Customs and Border Guards assisted the ICE Homeland Security Investigation Team during the sweep.
New Jersey was one of the biggest sources of US arrest of immigration and customs agents when the US government cracked down on unauthorized immigrants for President Donald. Trump's first year in office.
In 2017, the Newark ICE region, which includes all of New Jersey, had 3,189 arrests, according to data released by the agency. This is an increase of 42 percent compared to the previous year.
According to an analysis by the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan demographic research group, the rise in New Jersey was one of the highest in the nation.
Across the country, the number of ICE arrests increased According to the report [etwa19659021]Jeff Goldman can be reached at at firstname.lastname@example.org . Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman . Find NJ.com on Facebook .
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