ICE arrests 13 in 4-day NJ surge effort

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NEWARK, N.J. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 13 immigration violators in New Jersey during a 4-day surge effort that targeted aliens who have been issued a final order of removal in the past five years, have failed to depart the United States, and have received criminal convictions or have pending criminal charges.

“As this operation clearly demonstrates, ICE continues to focus its efforts first on public safety threats,” said ERO Newark Field Office Director John Tsoukaris. “The vast majority of the individuals targeted in this effort have criminal offenses in addition to their immigration violations, making them among the highest priority for enforcement.”
On May 13, 2019, ICE arrested an unlawfully present citizen of El Salvador, with prior convictions for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon/bodily injury.

On May 14, 2019, ICE arrested an unlawfully present citizen of Ecuador, who has a pending assault / domestic violence charge.

On May 15, 2019, ICE arrested an unlawfully present citizen of Jamaica, who has a prior firearms-related offense.

On May 16, 2019, ICE arrested an unlawfully present citizen of Mexico who has a pending simple assault/domestic violence charge and two DUI convictions.

All four individuals have been ordered removed by a federal immigration judge.

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