ICE is on fire.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement carried out a six-day operation ending shortly before Thanksgiving, resulting in the arrest of 42 criminal aliens that had been released by New York sanctuary jurisdictions.
Officers with Ice Enforcement and Removal Operations also apprehended thirteen other foreign nationals, bringing the total of arrests up to 55.
In a written statement, ERO New York Field Office Director Thomas Decker said:
“ERO deportation officers are committed to enforcing the immigration laws set forth by our legislators. Forty-two of the 55 arrested during this operation were released from New York custody with an active detainer, which poses an increased risk to the officers and the community. It is important for city residents to know that although the City of New York releases inmates with active ICE detainers back into their community, ICE will be diligent in its responsibility to find those who come to the United States to prey upon our communities and ultimately have them removed from the country.”
The 46 men and nine women captured came from 22 countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, Ecuador, France, Guyana, Nigeria, Poland, and Serbia.
The majority of the illegal aliens caught were residing in Kings and Queens counties, although there were also some individuals from Bronx, Putnam, Richmond, Westchester, and New York counties.
Some of the notable criminals arrested were:
“Cedric Marston, 41, a previously removed Jamaican citizen, was arrested by ERO deportation officers in Jamaica, New York, Nov. 20, for immigration violations. Marstonwas previously removed to Jamaica by the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service March 26, 1999, following a California felony conviction for possession of concentrated cannabis, for which he was sentenced to three years of probation. On May 2, 2017, Marstonwas arrested by the New York Police Department (NYPD) on local charges. On that same date, ERO deportation officers lodged an immigration detainer with the NYPD’s Queens Central Booking, however, Marston was released from NYPD custody, without the detainer being honored and without notification to ICE. Marston has criminal histories in California, Georgia and New York, and has prior felony convictions for criminal possession of a controlled substance and falsifying business records, in addition to numerous misdemeanor convictions. He is currently detained in ICE custody. An alien who re-enters the United States after having been previously deported is a federal felony charge punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison, if convicted.
Dane John, 35, a Guyanese citizen, was arrested by the NYPD June 9, 2017, on local charges. On that same date, ERO deportation officers lodged an immigration detainer with the NYPD’s Brooklyn Central Booking. On June 10, 2017, John was released from NYPD custody without the detainer being honored and without notification to ICE. On October 16, 2017, the NYPD arrested John again on local charges. On that same date, ERO deportation officers lodged an immigration detainer with the NYPD’s Queens Central Booking. John was later released from NYPD custody without the detainer being honored and without notification to ICE. John has an extensive criminal history, with prior convictions for kidnapping in the 2nddegree, criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd degree (loaded firearm), and assault in the 2nd degree (intent to cause physical injury with a weapon), for which he served seven years in prison. On Nov. 14, ERO deportation officers arrested John in Brooklyn, New York, on immigration violations, and he was issued an administrative removal order. He is currently detained in ICE custody, pending a removal to Guyana.”
Under the leadership of acting ICE director Thomas Homan, immigration enforcement has vowed to continue cracking down on illegal immigration even when local law enforcement is unwilling to cooperate with federal law.