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
- 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.