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367 Illegal Immigrants Detained In ICE Raids Over The Past Month

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials recently announced that 367 illegal immigrants had been detained in raids taking place from late March through early April.

Police remove a protester from ICE detention center in NJ (Getty Images)

Police remove a protester from ICE detention center in NJ (Getty Images)

According to ICE, the detentions came from five separate operations carried out throughout the East Coast and South West.

Colorado-Wyoming

 26 foreign nationals were apprehended during a four-day operation.

All of the detainees are males, aged 18-56 years old.

The countries of origin include Costa Rica, El Salvador Honduras, Indonesia and Mexico.

DC-Virginia

 82 foreign nationals detained from March 26-30.

68 detainees “had previous criminal convictions for crimes like armed robbery, larceny and drug distribution.”

New York

31 detained over three day period ending on March 30.

North Texas-Oklahoma

75 detained from April 1-3.

All 75 reportedly had “prior criminal convictions.”

24 of 75 detainees had DUI convictions.

South Texas

153 arrested from March 20-31.

All detainees were facing “prior criminal convictions.”

140 of 153 apprehended came from Mexico.

Police remove a protester from ICE detention center in NJ (Getty Images)

Police remove a protester from ICE detention center in NJ (Getty Images)

All 367 detainees will face orders of removal, and on Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a “new wave” of immigration enforcement, prioritizing the prosecution of illegal immigrants detained by ICE.

“In this fight, I am here to tell you, the brave men and women of Customs and Border Protection: we hear you, and we have your back.”

“For those that continue to seek improper and illegal entry into this country, be forewarned: This is a new era. This is the Trump era,” Sessions wrote in a statement. “In that vein, I am also pleased to announce a series of reforms regarding immigration judges to reduce the significant backlogs in our immigration courts.”

(DAILY CALLER)

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