U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Newark Field Office arrested 36 illegal aliens last week in Middlesex County, New Jersey.
The five-day operation focused on confirmed or suspected criminal aliens who were formerly incarcerated at the Middlesex County Jail (MCJ) but were nevertheless released by the jail in defiance of ICE.
“The continued results of our Fugitive Operations officers underscore ICE’s ongoing and steady commitment to public safety,” said John Tsoukaris, the field office director of ERO Newark. “Counties like Middlesex, that have policies specifically tailored to protect criminal aliens and in essence assist criminals in undermining federal law, not only create a dangerous environment in the community but also place an undue burden on local law enforcement. ICE will continue to execute its mission in such communities.
The arrested individuals, ranging in age from 19 to 62, included the following:
- A Philippines citizen arrested for sexual assault of a minor.
- A Turkish citizen arrested for burglary, possession of narcotics & resisting arrest.
- A Mexican citizen arrested for DUI & contempt that had a prior conviction for DUI.
- An El Salvadorian citizen arrested for distribution of narcotics & resisting arrest.
- An Indian citizen arrested for DUI that had a prior conviction for DUI.
- A Trinidadian citizen arrested for hindering apprehension & unsworn falsification.
- A Dominican citizen arrested for possession of handguns & receiving stolen property.
- A Dominican citizen arrested for burglary that had prior convictions for possession of narcotics & theft.
- A Ghanaian citizen arrested for contempt of court.
- A Paraguayan citizen convicted of child abuse.
- A Mexican citizen convicted of criminal restraint of a minor.
- A Mexican citizen convicted of endangering-abuse/neglect of a child.
- A Kenyan citizen convicted of possession of heroin.
- A Mexican citizen convicted of aggravated assault.
- An Anguillan citizen convicted of distribution & possession of heroin.
It’s all part of ICE’s nationwide crack-down on jurisdictions where ICE detainers are not being honored by local officials.
Meanwhile, N.J. Democrat gubernatorial nominee stumped with Bill Clinton on Tuesday and recently renewed his pledge to turn New Jersey into a “Sanctuary State” where his administration would be ‘biased’ in favor of protecting illegal immigrants without qualification.
Murphy’s GOP opponent, current lieutenant governor and former Monmouth sheriff Kim Guadagno, has pledged to ban sanctuary cities in the Garden State.