A 10-day ICE operation in Pennsylvania and Delaware netted 75 fugitive aliens and 44 other immigration violators, according to an ICE press release. Of these, 38 had criminal histories that included offensive touching and assault of a child, forgery, criminal conspiracy, receiving stolen property, and narcotics violations. The arrestees came from countries around the globe including El Salvador, Indonesia, Mauritania and Mexico.
An immigration fugitive is an alien who has failed to depart the United States under court order. The arrested fugitive aliens are subject to criminal prosecution and immediate removal from the U.S. The other immigration violators arrested during this operation who have not already been ordered removed, have been charged with immigration violations and placed into removal proceedings. They await hearings before an immigration judge.
ICE conducted the operation in conjunction with local police in Philadelphia, Hatfield, Horsham, Norristown, and Altoona. The ICE release quotes Horsham Police Chief Robert Ruxton as saying, "In today's society it is important for all law enforcement agencies to work together. The ability to share information and work together makes our nation a safer place."
Updated: Wed, Jul 5th 2017 @ 2:32pm EDT