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ICE arrests 16 in CTX during four-day enforcement surge

Posted at 4:44 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 17:44:43-04

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 52 immigration violators throughout South and Central Texas during a four-day enforcement action that ended on Thursday, according to a press release from ICE.

During the surge, ICE officers made arrests in several Texas cities, including Waco, Austin, Laredo, Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio. Of the 52 people arrested, 46 were men and six were women.

The men and women arrested during the operation came from Mexico, Honduras and Cuba.

More than 67 percent of the people arrested during the surge had prior criminal histories that included convictions, and/or pending charges, for various crimes such as assault, domestic violence, traffic offenses, drug possession, larceny and others.

On June 18, ICE officers arrested a 25-year-old man living in Waco. He had a criminal conviction for driving while intoxicated and had been sentenced to 12 months probation.

The officers that arrested him turned him over to McLennan County due to a criminal warrant for evading arrest/detention with a vehicle, a felony. When his criminal case is completed, he will be remanded to ICE custody.

On June 19, ICE officers arrested a 32-year-old man in Killeen. He had two criminal convictions for assault causing injury to a family member. He was ordered to be removed from the United States on Feb. 28, 2017 and those orders took effect last week.

The press release notes that all men and women arrested during the surge were amenable to arrest and removal under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act.