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ICE arrest 85 Immigrant Fugitives Convicted of Crimes

Posted on: November 23, 2010

Recently, ICE officials in Colorado and Wyoming arrested 85 immigrant fugitives who had prior criminal convictions. ICE agents and local police located and arrested 82 immigrants across Colorado and three in Wyoming. Seventy-eight of these immigrants had prior convictions for serious or violent crimes including sexual assault, possessing and selling dangerous drugs, drunken driving, and assault and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Eighteen of these people arrested were immigration fugitives with outstanding orders of deportation and who failed to leave the country.

In fact, twenty-one of those arrested have been previously deported and face a felony conviction for re-entry that carries a maximum penalty of twenty years in prison. For those illegal immigrants who have outstanding orders of deportation, or who returned to the United States illegally after being deported, are subject to immediate removal from the country. The remaining immigrants in ICE custody await a hearing before an immigration judge, or pending travel arrangements for removal in the near future.

Of those arrested, 73 were men and 12 were women. They range in age from 34 to 63. The illegal fugitive immigrants come from the following nine countries: El Salvador 7, Poland 1, Dominican Republic 1, Guatemala 2, Mexico 66, Uganda 1, South Korea 1, Honduras 5, and Mongolia 1.

Even though 85 people were arrested that still leaves thousands more of illegal immigrants who commit crimes and deal in drugs. This is a never-ending job and won’t be done until the U.S. secures the borders to stop these people from coming into the country illegally.

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