Dept. of Homeland Security: 680 arrested by ICE last week, 75% were 'criminal aliens'

WASHINGTON--Department of Homeland Security Secretary (DHS) John Kelly says more than 680 people were arrested during targeted operations last week, 75 percent of them "criminal aliens."

In a statement issued on Monday night by DHS, operations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, San Antonio, and New York City resulted in 680 arrests. "Of those arrested, approximately 75 percent were criminal aliens, convicted of crimes including, but not limited to, homicide, aggravated sexual abuse, sexual assault of a minor, lewd and lascivious acts with a child, indecent liberties with a minor, drug trafficking, battery, assault, DUI and weapons charges."

Kelly says the enforcement operations are consistent with the agency's routine, adding "President Trump has been clear in affirming the critical mission of DHS in protecting the nation and directed our Department to focus on removing illegal aliens who have violated our immigration laws, with a specific focus on those who pose a threat to public safety."

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