The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Thursday the conclusion of a week-long targeted enforcement operation that resulted in the apprehension of more than 170 at-large aliens throughout the U.S., where sanctuary policies have largely prohibited the cooperation of law enforcement agencies in the arrest of criminal aliens.
Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO)
WASHINGTON – On July 23rd, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan announced a new designation of aliens subject to expedited removal that applies to certain aliens encountered anywhere in the country within two years of illegal entry. Use of expedited removal pursuant to the new designation will help alleviate some of the burden and capacity issues currently faced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) by allowing DHS to more quickly remove certain aliens encountered in the interior.
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its end-of-year immigration enforcement numbers, the results of a year-long return to enforcing the law, upholding the integrity of our lawful immigration system, and keeping America safe.
Fact Sheet on the Artesia Temporary Holding Facility for Adults with Children in Expedited Removal.
In 2014, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced a number of measures to strengthen and unify the Department’s immigration enforcement priorities by concentrating resources on the arrest, detention, and removal of individuals identified as posing a threat to national security, public safety, or border security. The 2014 priorities emphasized criminal convictions over criminal arrests, and focused on felonies and significant or multiple misdemeanors over minor infractions of the law. The priorities also focused on forward-looking efforts to further reduce unlawful migration by targeting recent border crossers and those who significantly abuse the visa system.
I congratulate the Newark Field Office of ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations for the surge operation conducted December 5-9. This operation resulted in the arrest of 82 priority targets for removal, and every arrest was of a convicted criminal who was among our highest priorities for removal, as set forth in my enforcement priorities memorandum issued in November 2014.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations Executive Associate Director Thomas Homan addresses how ICE works with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to smartly and effectively enforce the nation’s immigration laws.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sarah Saldaña addresses the detention and removal of criminal aliens by ICE.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations Executive Associate Director Thomas Homan addresses ICE’s role in addressing issues related to unaccompanied children arriving in the United States.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sarah Saldaña addresses the role ICE plays in the arrest, detention, and removal of individuals meeting the Department of Homeland Security’s enforcement priorities.