U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says they arrested 52 people throughout Central and South Texas during a four-day enforcement action, which ended last Thursday.
During this enforcement surge, ICE deportation officers made arrests in the following Texas cities:
- Rio Grande Valley: 9
- San Antonio: 7
- Laredo: 20
- Austin/Waco: 16
46 of those arrested were men, and six were women.
ICE says 35 of the people arrested had prior criminal histories that included convictions and or pending charges for the following crimes: assault, battery, domestic violence, traffic offenses, driving under the influence, drug possession, drug trafficking, larceny, illegal re-entry after deportation, illegal entry, resisting officers, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to ICE, eighteen of those arrested were immigration fugitives with a final order of removal; 21 others illegally re-entered the United States after having been previously deported, which is a felony.
SOURCE: CBS Austin