Nearly 100 illegal aliens are off the streets after ICE makes arrests in IL, MO, Midwest

In Missouri, 10 were arrested, and officials caught 28 in Illinois.

Digital Content Producer
October 01, 2019 - 1:42 pm

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement


(KFTK) — The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently arrested nearly 100 illegal immigrants in a five-day enforcement spree across six Midwestern states including Missouri and Illinois.

In Missouri, 10 were arrested, and officials caught 28 in Illinois.

According to ICE, the majority of the immigrants were from Mexico and Guatemala, though some had traveled from the Eastern European countries of Czech Republic, Poland and Ukraine. Additionally, a handful were from Kenya, Israel and Pakistan.

More than half of those arrested — 58 of them — had previous criminal histories, according to ICE. Convictions for crimes included: assault, battery, domestic violence, child exploitation, sexual assault, driving under the influence (DUI), drug possession, re-entry after deportation, resisting officers, obstruction of justice, hit-and-run and illegally possessing weapons.

Fifteen were immigration fugitives, while 19 others re-entered the U.S. illegally after being previously deported, which is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted.

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