A six-day operation by ICE’s N.J. regional office netted the arrests of 60 fugitive aliens and 16 other immigration violators. 24 of the fugitives had criminal records while seven of the other illegal aliens had criminal histories.
The fugitive arrestees included:
A Cuban male who was convicted of a felony for possession of a controlled dangerous substance on school property;
A Honduran female who was arrested for aggravated and simple assault;
A South Korean female who was arrested for promoting prostitution; and
A Brazilian male who was arrested on multiple counts for possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and aggravated assault with a weapon.
The other illegal aliens arrested during this operation had been convicted of assault, possession of a weapon, aggravated assault with a weapon and other crimes.
Fugitive aliens are illegal aliens who fail to show up for their immigration hearings, or who disappear after a judge orders them to leave the country. ICE estimates there are slightly under 560,000 fugitive aliens in the U.S. now, a decrease of more than 34,000 since October 2007.
Updated: Wed, Jul 5th 2017 @ 2:20pm EDT