NEWARK, N.J. – The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has done it again, Save Jerseyans, rounding up a large number of foreign nationals, some of whom have been convicted of or accused of serious crimes.
“The remarkable results of our officers and law enforcement partners highlight ICE’s ongoing commitment to public safety,” said John Tsoukaris, Field Office Director of ERO Newark in a statement. “This operation focuses on the arrest of individuals convicted of serious crimes and are a threat to public safety. Because of the targeted efforts of these professional and dedicated officers, there are 123 fewer criminals in our communities.”
According to ICE, some of the 123 apprehended individuals have had “arrests or convictions for sexual assault on a minor, child abuse, possession of narcotics, distribution of narcotics, fraud, criminal restraint, domestic violence, possession of a weapon, aggravated assault, resisting arrest, endangering the welfare of a child, fraud, promoting gambling, shoplifting, burglary, forgery and illegal reentry.”
This latest operation covered 14 of New Jersey’s 21 counties.
New Jersey is a ‘Sanctuary State’ which means local law enforcement is barred from cooperating with ICE’s efforts inside the Garden State.