ICE announces results of Operation Border Guardian/Border Resolve

WASHINGTON, DC, 8-01-2017 – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers apprehended 650 individuals during a four-day operation last week, Operation Border Guardian/Border Resolve, which targeted individuals who entered the country as unaccompanied alien children (UACs) and family units.
Of the 650 arrested nationwide July 23 to 26,

  • 73 were members of family units
  • 120 entered the country illegally as UACs
  • 457 others encountered during this operation were also arrested.
  • 130 of the 650 had criminal convictions in addition to being in the country illegally, for crimes including but not limited to
    • DUI
    • assault and battery
    • drug possession
    • domestic abuse
    • sexual assault

The UACs targeted for arrest during this operation had either reached the age of 18 or were at least 16 and had criminal histories and/or suspected gang ties.
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