Progressives would prefer that anyone just walk right into the country. And for a while, that’s been the case. But recently, a few hundred criminal immigrants got rounded up.
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United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents rounded up hundreds of undocumented immigrants with criminal records in four Western states in a six-day operation that ended last Thursday.
Authorities announced the captures in a news release Tuesday that said 111 of the 235 arrests took place in Utah. Another 94 arrests were made in Nevada, 34 in Idaho and one in Montana.
The immigrants were taken into custody last week. They will be put into deportation proceedings. Those arrested in Utah come from eight countries, most of them from Mexico (95); others included immigrants from Guatemala (4), Honduras (4), El Salvador (2), Peru (2), Samoa (2), Brazil (1) and Tonga (1).
Immigration officials say all of the people apprehended had previous criminal convictions. Some had committed serious crimes such as assault and child sexual assault.
Who knew our immigration laws are still enforced sometimes?
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